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Dog Groomer Income
So you want to become a professional dog groomer, but aren’t sure if you’ll earn enough to support yourself.
Let’s have a look at recent dog groomer earnings estimates.
Because there are many career paths in pet grooming, there are broad differences in earnings. It is a matter of choice. Some employed pet groomers earn less than $20,000 a year while others make $30,000 to $70,000 a year (before taxes). Self-employment incomes are just as diverse, but may go higher when owners choose to grow larger businesses.
Current earnings potential for self-employed dog groomers is at least $25 to $30 per hour, with yearly earnings of up to $100,000 per year before expenses. Expenses vary considerably, but an at-home business requires a minimal investment of grooming tools and grooming table in addition to normal business expenses such as advertising, insurance and bookkeeping. A dog groomer who chooses to operate a mobile dog grooming business may have higher earning potential, but also must consider additional expenses, especially vehicle costs.
How much does a Self-Employed Dog Groomer make?
Paysa says a self-employed Dog Groomer earns an average of $65,919, ranging from $64,601 at the 25th percentile to $67,207 at the 75th percentile, with top earners (the top 10%) earning more than $68,413. Compensation is derived from fewer than 20 profiles, including base salary, equity and bonus.