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Groom Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$25,000
$21,000
$25,000
$30,000
The average groom makes about $25,407 per year. That's $12.22 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $21,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $30,000. Many of grooms seem to be drawn to retail and education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case grooms tend to work at retail, transportation, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts pay grooms the highest salaries.
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Map of Groom Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Grooms earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Groom Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a groom is roughly $25,407 per year, which boils down to $12.22 per hour. Interestingly enough, grooms have the highest salaries in Wilmington, DE at about $29,246 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Wilmington, DE is $20,000. Additionally, grooms make more than the average salary in Berkeley, CA, Metairie, LA, Wilmington, NC, Youngstown, OH, and Albany, NY. On a more broad level, groom salaries are highest in Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Louisiana. On the contrary, Arkansas, Utah, and Wyoming offer the lowest groom salaries.

City
Average Salary
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$29,246
$29k
Berkeley, CA
Berkeley, CA
$28,748
$29k
Metairie, LA
Metairie, LA
$28,450
$28k
Wilmington, NC
Wilmington, NC
$28,254
$28k
Youngstown, OH
Youngstown, OH
$27,767
$28k
Albany, NY
Albany, NY
$27,652
$28k
Springfield, VA
Springfield, VA
$27,049
$27k
Columbus, MS
Columbus, MS
$26,946
$27k
Albany, GA
Albany, GA
$26,656
$27k
Greenville, SC
Greenville, SC
$26,597
$27k

High Paying Groom Jobs

Average Groom Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Petsense and Pet Supplies Plus as they offer the highest salaries for grooms.

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Groom Salary History

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    Average Groom Pay By Industry

    Groom salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with retail, transportation, and health care companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a groom can make a yearly salary of $26,075 while working for retail companies. All the while, other grooms are making $24,969 at transportation companies and $24,358 at health care companies. One industry grooms may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $22,668.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $26,075
    $26k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $24,969
    $25k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $24,358
    $24k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $22,668
    $23k

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    $33,392
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    Helen Woodward Animal Center
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    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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    10/16/2020
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    $50,000
    $50,000
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    State of Wyoming
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    Wyoming
    Wyoming
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/13/2020
    Groomer
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    Mankato, MN
    Mankato, MN
    09/25/2020
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    $21,914
    $21,914
    09/25/2020
    Groomer
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    Mankato, MN
    Mankato, MN
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $21,914
    $21,914
    08/27/2020
    Groom
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    Hanover, NH
    Hanover, NH
    12/06/2019
    12/06/2019
    $41,740
    $41,740
    12/06/2019
    Ray Tracy Racing
    Ray Tracy Racing
    Groom
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    Cicero, IL
    Cicero, IL
    08/31/2019
    08/31/2019
    $24,314
    $24,314
    08/31/2019
    Groom
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    Lexington, KY
    Lexington, KY
    07/12/2019
    07/12/2019
    $20,280
    $20,280
    07/12/2019
    New Hyde Bark
    New Hyde Bark
    Groom
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    Groom
    New Hyde Park, NY
    New Hyde Park, NY
    06/21/2019
    06/21/2019
    $60,000
    $60,000
    06/21/2019
    Herringswell Stables Corp
    Herringswell Stables Corp
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Elkton, MD
    Elkton, MD
    06/11/2019
    06/11/2019
    $25,709
    $25,709
    06/11/2019