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Dog Groomer Salary

$27,111 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dog Groomer is $27,111 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dog Groomer is between $21,209 and $31,828. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Dog Groomer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Combs, clips, trims, and shapes dogs' coats to groom dogs, using knowledge of canine characteristics and grooming techniques and styles.
  • Reads written or verbal instructions to determine clipping pattern desired.
  • Places dog on grooming table and fits grooming collar on dog to hold animal to table.
  • Studies proportions of dog to determine most appropriate cutting pattern to achieve desired style.
  • Clips dog's hair according to determined pattern, using electric clippers, comb, and barber's shears.
  • Combs and shapes dog's coat.
Dog Groomer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Dog Groomer jobs: 22,097

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Dog Groomer Job Listings for United States

Dog Groomer
Jun 24
Idaho Falls, ID, USA
Peaches' Grooming Parlor
Peaches' is seeking a qualified Dog Groomer with good animal & customer chemistry who takes great pride in putting out a quality groomed dog. With our 25 years of experience, Peaches' has developed a ...
Dog Groomer
Jun 25
Union, NJ, USA
Silky Pups Grooming Spa
We are seeking a Dog Groomer to join our team! You will be responsible for the overall care and well-being of the animals at our facility. Responsibilities: * Handle general care tasks such as ...
Dog Groomer/ Canine Stylist
Jun 24
Boulder, CO, USA
Green Dog Wash
Our self-service wash and full-service grooming options let you bathe your dog in a cool setting that will avoid muddy paw prints in your house, save your back and save Mother Earth. Plus, pick up ...
Experienced Dog Groomer
Jun 18
Happy Paws Boutique & Bakery
We're looking for an experienced dog groomer to join our team. This is not for beginners. We can't teach you basics, but we can help you grow. Requirements:6 months of professional grooming ...
Dog Groomer
Jun 21
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Splash & Dash Groomerie & Boutique
We are seeking a Dog Groomer to join our team! Responsibilities: * Handle bathing, drying, brushing * Groom and style pets per owner instructions * Adding finishing touches such as bows and bandanas
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