The median salary for a dog groomer or bather is $31,533 a year. Where one lands on the scale varies between the amount of work available and the area where the services are provided.
There are a variety of places where someone can work as a dog groomer, all of which determine the earning potential. Owning a grooming salon or offering a traveling service allows the owner to set a price for services and to schedule an abundance of appointments. Those who are working at a salon may get paid an hourly rate plus tips. Areas with a higher median income may have a higher customer base and wages.