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Pet Groomer hourly salaries in the United States at Petco

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Pet Groomer
United States
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Below national average
Average $13.54
Low $7.25
High $24.70

Salary estimated from 47 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: September 26, 2023

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Reviews about Pay & Benefits for Pet Groomer in Petco

Poor Pay

Poor Pay and benefits. The schedule varies for the most part when you're in training, and steadies afterwards. Below standard compensation for floor staff.
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An enjoyable career for those that love animals

Overall, I have enjoyed working at Petco grooming salon for the past three years. I have worked in two salons in two different parts of the country and found that my availability was usually respected. I was always given time off for vacation or PTO when requested in a timely manner. I started as a bather in the salon and was trained to become a groomer within 6 months. The main reason I chose the job was because Petco provides on the job training for grooming and provides all the supplies needed to do the job. Working in a well-functioning salon is key to job satisfaction. If stylists are squabbling, and management doesn't take action immediately, then the sales and reputation will suffer. These types of issues are common, but will vary by each salon. The biggest issue I have is the endless onslaught of paperwork that corporate expects stylists and groomers to fill out each day on top of meeting sales expectations. Corporate has new rules for grooming each quarter, but often these rules are not made by someone that has worked in grooming. I have found many of the restrictions and rules to make my job more difficult and even more difficult to book new clients. Such as, a new rule to no longer accepting dogs that require a muzzle for any service. This would exclude two thirds of the dogs I groomed today. Thus driving down my ability to make money. No one is required to accept any animal they are not comfortable working with as it is, but some of us are not concerned about a nippy dog during a nail trim. I feel that rules like this are made by lawyers not groomers and - 


Benefits, on the job training, clientele list provided


Lots of corporate red tape, coupons and sales promotions cut into commissions
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Great Staff and Customers

I am only looking to leave because of the change in groomers pay, I have spent many yrs with very few complaints or injuries to be paid less then 50% and i not become a power groomer again just to make the company more money and increase the risk of injury or unsatisfied customers. Everyone at my store are great and my boss is one of the best bosses i have had in a long time but she has no control over my pay and i have a family to take care of so for the current pay for groomers i would not recommend petco as a place to work.


Good management and staff, flexible and understanding.


Less pay for slower groomers and salons.
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Common questions about salaries at Petco

How much does a Pet Groomer make at Petco in the United States?

Average Petco Pet Groomer hourly pay in the United States is approximately $13.54, which is 25% below the national average.

Salary information comes from 1,026 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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