Updated August 18, 2021
Average Groom Salary
$12.11 hourly
$25,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$18,000 yearly
$18,000
10 %
$25,000
Median
$33,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$33,000
$2,750
$16
75th Percentile
$29,000
$2,417
$14
Average
$25,183
$2,099
$12
25th Percentile
$21,000
$1,750
$10
10th Percentile
$18,000
$1,500
$9

Average Groom Salary By State

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Groom average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$23,215
$11.16
Alaska
$26,771
$12.87
Arizona
$27,172
$13.06
Arkansas
$22,830
$10.98
California
$28,313
$13.61
Colorado
$27,412
$13.18
Connecticut
$28,641
$13.77
Delaware
$29,965
$14.41
District of Columbia
$29,103
$13.99
Florida
$23,689
$11.39
Georgia
$24,665
$11.86
Hawaii
$41,602
$20.00
Idaho
$23,810
$11.45
Illinois
$24,864
$11.95
Indiana
$22,848
$10.98
Iowa
$27,953
$13.44
Kansas
$28,423
$13.66
Kentucky
$23,975
$11.53
Louisiana
$28,758
$13.83
Maine
$29,333
$14.10
Maryland
$24,781
$11.91
Massachusetts
$33,583
$16.15
Michigan
$24,828
$11.94
Minnesota
$27,157
$13.06
Mississippi
$26,967
$12.96
Missouri
$28,956
$13.92
Montana
$21,296
$10.24
Nebraska
$29,696
$14.28
Nevada
$26,959
$12.96
New Hampshire
$31,362
$15.08
New Jersey
$26,850
$12.91
New Mexico
$24,640
$11.85
New York
$28,566
$13.73
North Carolina
$25,016
$12.03
North Dakota
$27,640
$13.29
Ohio
$24,867
$11.96
Oklahoma
$22,709
$10.92
Oregon
$26,385
$12.69
Pennsylvania
$24,120
$11.60
Rhode Island
$32,923
$15.83
South Carolina
$24,642
$11.85
South Dakota
$30,247
$14.54
Tennessee
$24,879
$11.96
Texas
$19,808
$9.52
Utah
$24,407
$11.73
Vermont
$29,248
$14.06
Virginia
$26,063
$12.53
Washington
$31,592
$15.19
West Virginia
$25,589
$12.30
Wisconsin
$28,702
$13.80
Wyoming
$27,454
$13.20

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Highest Paying Cities For Groom

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Berkeley, CA
$29,433
$14.15
Glen Cove, NY
$28,721
$13.81
New Orleans, LA
$28,524
$13.71
Phoenix, AZ
$27,158
$13.06
Shakopee, MN
$27,098
$13.03
Cleveland, OH
$25,355
$12.19

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How much does a Groom make?

The average groom salary is $25,183 per year, or $12.11 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $18,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $33,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington, and New Hampshire provide the highest groom salaries.

Average Groom Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $25,200
    $12.11
    +4.1%
    2020
    $24,100
    $11.61
    +3.7%
    2019
    $23,200
    $11.18
    +3.1%
    2018
    $22,500
    $10.83
    +3.5%
    2017
    $21,700
    $10.45
    +1.2%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Ranch Hand

    Avg. salary: $26,087

    A ranch hand is a person who takes care of livestock animals in a ranch. Ranch hands perform the ranch husbandry job, which involves keeping them healthy, feeding them, and overseeing breeding. The primary duty they serve is to assist in the day-to-day operations in the ranch. They prepare livestock animals for slaughter or sale. They must have experience in cattle handling and/or animal husbandry. They should also be adaptable, enthusiastic, and know ranch equipment and maintenance.
    665 Ranch Hand Jobs
    Wrangler

    Avg. salary: $41,283

    A wrangler has different responsibilities according to their place or industry of employment. There are wranglers who specialize in handling and training various animals such as horses, dogs, cattle, and even snakes. Their responsibilities often include preparing food and feeding animals, cleaning barns or cages, teaching tricks, and bathing animals. There are also instances when a wrangler may work for private companies or film productions to handle potentially dangerous animals or help them adjust to their surroundings.
    292 Wrangler Jobs
    Bather

    Avg. salary: $24,627

    A bather typically works at veterinary clinics and pet grooming establishments where they are primarily in charge of bathing animals, particularly cats and dogs. They are responsible for ensuring that the animals are comfortable with the water temperature, using particular soap and shampoo, drying fur, and adhering to the pet owner's other requests. They may also cut toenails, comb and brush coat, and administer particular products when necessary. Moreover, as a bather, it is essential to be proactive in dealing with issues and temperamental pets.
    24,347 Bather Jobs
    Rider

    Avg. salary: $61,718

    A rider's job is to maintain a specific route or area to collect or deliver packages. They often used bicycles or motorcycles to perform their duties. Their duties and responsibilities include writing logs and reports, collecting payment for deliveries, and informing customers of new products and services.
    4,550 Rider Jobs
    Farm Worker

    Avg. salary: $25,533

    A farmworker is responsible for applying fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides to crops and livestock. You will operate agricultural machinery under the direction of a rancher, farmer, or an agricultural manager. Your duties will typically include harvesting and inspecting crops manually, irrigating farm soil and maintaining pipes, pumps, d ditches, and feeding livestock. As a farmworker, you will operate milking machinery and other farm machinery such as plows and tractors, maintain farm buildings, and trim hedges. You are also expected to mend walls and fences and clear drainage ditches.
    15,354 Farm Worker Jobs
    Farm Labour

    Avg. salary: $25,518

    Also called agricultural workers, farm laborers are people who inspect and harvest crops. The workers irrigate soil on the farm and maintain their pumps, pipes, or ditches. They service and operate farm tools and machinery. Their job involves the maintenance of crops like vegetables, nuts, and fruits. They look after livestock on the farm like cows, chickens, etc. Also, they inspect the animals for the detection of symptoms of injuries or illnesses and administer vaccines for disease protection.
    6,323 Farm Labour Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Ranch Hand
    $26,087
    $2,174
    $12.54
    665
    Wrangler
    $41,284
    $3,440
    $19.85
    292
    Bather
    $24,628
    $2,052
    $11.84
    24,347
    Rider
    $61,718
    $5,143
    $29.67
    4,550
    Farm Worker
    $25,534
    $2,128
    $12.28
    15,354
    Farm Labour
    $25,519
    $2,127
    $12.27
    6,323
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    Recently Added Groom Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Dartmouth College
    Groomer Operator-Mountain Operations
    Groomer Operator-Mountain Operations
    Hanover, NH
    08/19/2021
    $33,392
    08/19/2021
    Lynn Chleborad Racing
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Grooms
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Grooms
    Altoona, IA
    08/19/2021
    $23,771
    08/19/2021
    Bo-Mar Enterprises Inc.
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Shelbyville, IN
    08/18/2021
    $27,256
    08/18/2021
    Petco
    Groomer
    Groomer
    Denver, CO
    08/10/2021
    $30,825
    08/10/2021
    Helen Woodward Animal Center
    Assistant Groomer
    Assistant Groomer
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    07/13/2021
    $37,044
    07/13/2021
    Helen Woodward Animal Center
    Assistant Groomer
    Assistant Groomer
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    07/01/2021
    $37,044
    07/01/2021
    Helen Woodward Animal Center
    Assistant Groomer
    Assistant Groomer
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    05/13/2021
    $33,392
    05/13/2021
    Helen Woodward Animal Center
    Assistant Groomer
    Assistant Groomer
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
    05/13/2021
    $33,392
    05/13/2021
    J. Reeve McGaughey Racing Stable
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Thoroughbred Racehorse Groom
    Louisville, KY
    02/04/2021
    $25,691
    02/04/2021
    Sequel Holdings Limited Partnership
    Sales Racehorse Groom
    Sales Racehorse Groom
    Ocala, FL
    01/19/2021
    $24,439
    01/19/2021

    Average Groom Salary by Demographic

    Groom Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $26,964
    female-income
    Female Income
    $25,398
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$26,964
    Female$25,398
    Median Groom Income by Race
    White grooms have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american grooms have the lowest average salary at $25,577.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$26,948
    Black or African American$25,577
    Asian$25,888
    Hispanic or Latino$26,053
    Average Groom Salary by Education Level
    Grooms with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $28,999 annually. With a Associate degree, grooms earn a median annual income of $27,863 compared to $27,753 for grooms with an Bachelors degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$26,964
    Master's Degree$28,999
    No Education$25,949
    Bachelor's Degree$27,753
    Some College/ Associate Degree$27,863