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Pet Groomer Salary

$27,061 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pet Groomer is $27,061 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Pet Groomer is between $21,170 and $31,769. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Pet 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.
Pet Groomer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Pet 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 largest city by population is New York City...

Pet Groomer Job Listings for United States

Pet Groomer Stylist
May 22
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Uptown Paw Resort & Spa
We are seeking a Pet Groomer Stylist to join our team. Spring and summer is starting to get busy. We need a groomer with experience to take on loyal clients and new ones coming. We are growing ...
Experienced Pet Groomer - 5507
May 21
Darien, CT, USA
Pet Valu US
We are growing at our Pet Valu Stores and we need you to join our team as our Pet Groomer. It's a ruff job, but our Groomers love what they do every day! And as an added bonus, you get to showcase ...
Pet Groomer
May 20
Orlando, FL, USA
Paws & Play
We are seeking a Pet Groomer/Stylists to join our team! Responsibilities: * Communicate professionally with clients regarding their pets' grooming needs * Clean and maintain the grooming/spa room and ...
Experienced Pet Groomer - 108
May 14
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Pet Supermarket
We are growing at our Pet Supermarket Stores and we need you to join our team as our Pet Groomer. It's a ruff job, but our Groomers love what they do every day! And as an added bonus, you get to ...
May 14
Grand Central Grooming
Looking for a groomer with poodle and all other types of pet grooming skills scissoring skills of all kinds.Some phone skills. Work well with others. 50% plus tips
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