How much money do pet groomers make?


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The average dog groomer earns $22.25 per dog, so a typical groomer, grooming seven dogs in a day, earns $155.75 per day or $38,937 per year, according to a 2012 report in industry publication eGroomer. This figure assumes a salon price of $44.50 per grooming.

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On average, groomers normally earn about half the retail price of a grooming. This can vary significantly, depending of the services offered. Mobile groomers tend to see fewer clients per day, but because of the convenience they offer, they can often charge more. Also, if they are self-employed, they keep the entire cost of the grooming rather than only receiving a percentage. While independent salons typically pay by the dog, large grooming chains often pay a comparatively low hourly rate.

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