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Pet Groomer Salary
in Boston, Massachusetts

$31,166 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pet Groomer is $31,166 a year and $15 an hour in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The average salary range for a Pet Groomer is between $24,959 and $36,589. 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 Boston, Massachusetts.

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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 Boston, Massachusetts, 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 %



About Boston, Massachusetts

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Description: Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country...

Pet Groomer Job Listings for Boston, Massachusetts

Dog Walking Wanted - Honest Pet Sitter Wanted Immediately, Seeking Pet Sitter
May 22
Boston, United States
Our home is in need of maintaining pet health, providing long walks, and grooming. It is preferable if you are willing to travel. Our best-possible pet care provider would have cared for my own pets ...
Kennel Technician
Apr 14
Hanover, MA, USA
unFURgettable Pet Resort & Spa
We also provide one-on-one grooming and expert training. We are not a kennel, we are a hotel for your pet and we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. Our staff is a close-knit group and we put ...
Dog Bather
Jun 19
Norwood, MA, USA
The Soggie Doggie
... groomers,etc. About us: Owners Rebecca and Meghan opened their private salon in March of 2011. ... Pet Services" category.
Dog groomer
Jun 13
Newton, MA, USA
doggone it
We are seeking a Dog Groomer to compliment our current team! We are a upscale grooming shop with a loyal customer base.You will be responsible for the overall care and well-being of the animals at ...
Dog Groomer
Jun 13
East Providence, RI, USA
Paradise Paws LLC
We are seeking a motivated and exceptional groomer to join our team. Paradise Paws is growing fast in our daycare and boarding departments. Many customers have been questioning about grooming and we ...
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