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    No one has ever taken more surveys in the grooming industry. We are talkin' in the hundreds of thousands of surveys including career seekers, mobile groomers and business owners, and more! Below you will find helpful results to better understand the grooming industry and our sponsors that make the expensive task of operating a complex survey system possible. Thank you for supporting our sponsors.


    If you are a grooming business owner we encourage and appreciate your taking a pricing survey with us every year. We are now inviting our Canadian and Australian groomer friends ...
    Published on 04-05-12 05:55 PM

    You can still take surveys please at www.petgroomer.com/surveys.htm but we now publish all results in eGroomer Journal, a leading online grooming industry publication. See www.egroomer.com for a free subscription and you can view past issues as well. For 2011 survey results including the world's largest grooming prices survey for US, Canada and Australia, see the January/March 2012 issue.
    Published on 07-27-11 01:19 PM

    Over 6,000 groomers contributed their prices including groomers in Australia and Canada.

    For the first time we published overall results for US, Canada and Australia in the July/September 2011 issue of eGroomer Journal. Subscribe free at www.egroomer.com to review the results.

    The detailed results by REGION of the US is now published at www.petgroomer.com/surveys.htm.

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 1998

    280 questionnaires were completed. 92% completed all questions. 34 states of the U.S. were represented. 6% of the questionnaires were completed by citizens of Canada and Australia.

    All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    Background

    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little - 0%
    B. Little - 0%
    C. Fair - 1%
    D. Strong - 50%
    E. Certain - 46%

    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed - 14%
    B. Self-Employed - 86%
    Select the subject areas you are most interested in:
    A. Dog Grooming - 81%
    B. Cat Grooming - 17%
    C. Other Animal Grooming - 2%

    Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer - 14%
    B. Sales - 4%
    C. Office Supervisors and Staff - 29%
    D. Management - 14%
    E. Medical (non-veterinary) - 7%
    F. Self-Employment - 14%
    G. Technician - 7%
    H. Military - 4%
    I. Government - 4%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) - 4%

    What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, your answer should ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 1999

    2,046 questionnaires were completed. 97.8% completed all questions. Career seekers from 41 U.S. states responded, as well as Canada and 11 other foreign countries. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    Background

    1. How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little - 0%
    B. Little - 3%
    C. Fair - 3%
    D. Strong - 52%
    E. Certain - 41%

    2. Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed - 10%
    B. Self-Employed - 90%

    3. Select the subject areas you are most interested in:

    A. Dog Grooming - 82%
    B. Cat Grooming - 16%
    C. Other Animal Grooming - 2%

    4. Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer - 13%
    B. Sales - 10%
    C. Office Supervisors and Staff - 32%
    D. Management - 3%
    E. Medical (non-veterinary) - 6%
    F. Self-Employment - 10%
    G. Technician - 3%
    H. Military - 3%
    I. Government - 1%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) - 19%

    5. What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, your answer should reflect your personal net income before taxes that you earned from the business, not the gross revenue of sales or services earned ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2000

    2,772 questionnaires were completed. 96.1% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Career seekers from at least 47 U.S. states participated, as well as career seekers in Canada, Mexico and 9 other foreign countries.

    Background

    1. How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little - 0%
    B. Little - 0%
    C. Fair - 4%
    D. Strong - 40%
    E. Certain - 56%

    2. Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed - 25%
    B. Self-Employed - 75%

    3. Select the subject areas you are most interested in:

    A. Dog Grooming - 66%
    B. Cat Grooming - 23%
    C. Other Animal Grooming -11%

    4. Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer - 13%
    B. Sales - 13%
    C. Office Supervisors and Staff - 19%
    D. Management - 11%
    E. Medical (non-veterinary) - 8%
    F. Self-Employment - 10%
    G. Technician - 3%
    H. Military - 2%
    I. Government - 2%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) - 21%

    5. What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, your answer should reflect your personal net income before taxes that you earned from the business, not the gross revenue of sales or services earned by the business. (figures are in United States dollars)

    A. Under $10,000 - 13%
    B. $10,001 to $20,000 ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2001

    3,441 questionnaires were completed. 93.3% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Career seekers from at least 44 U.S. states participated, as well as career seekers in Canada, Mexico and 14 other foreign countries.

    Background

    1. How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little - 0%
    B. Little - 0%
    C. Fair - 4%
    D. Strong - 30%
    E. Certain - 66%

    2. Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed - 23%
    B. Self-Employed - 67%

    3. Select the subject areas you are most interested in:

    A. Dog Grooming - 71%
    B. Cat Grooming - 23%
    C. Other Animal Grooming -6%

    4. Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer - 19%
    B. Sales - 13%
    C. Office Supervisors and Staff - 13%
    D. Management - 12%
    E. Medical (non-veterinary) - 7%
    F. Self-Employment - 11%
    G. Technician - 1%
    H. Military - 3%
    I. Government - 2%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) - 19%

    5. What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, your answer should reflect your personal net income before taxes that you earned from the business, not the gross revenue of sales or services earned by the business. (figures are in United States dollars)

    A. Under $10,000 - 4%
    B. $10,001 to $20,000 ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2002

    128 questionnaires were completed. 91.2% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    Your Background

    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 1%
    B. Little 2%
    C. Fair 5%
    D. Strong 67%
    E. Certain 25%

    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed 45%
    B. Self-Employed 55%

    Select the subject area you are most interested in:

    A. Dog Grooming 77%
    B. Cat Grooming 20%
    C. Other Animal Grooming 3%

    Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer 5%
    B. Sales 9%
    C. Office Supervisor and Staff 30%
    D. Management 15%
    E. Medical 2% size="1" face="Arial">
    F. Self-Employment 12%
    G. Technician 7%
    H. Military 3%
    I. Government 2%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) 15%

    What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2003

    5,332 questionnaires were completed. 93.6% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    Your Background

    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 1%
    B. Little 1%
    C. Fair 8%
    D. Strong 52%
    E. Certain 38%

    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed 54%
    B. Self-Employed 46%

    Select the subject area you are most interested in:

    A. Dog Grooming 82%
    B. Cat Grooming 17%
    C. Other Animal Grooming 1%

    Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer 6%
    B. Sales 10%
    C. Office Supervisor and Staff 24%
    D. Management 18%
    E. Medical 1%
    F. Self-Employment 9%
    G. Technician 10%
    H. Military 9%
    I. Government 2%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) 11%

    What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2004

    6,541 questionnaires were completed. 91.9% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    Your Background

    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 0%
    B. Little 1%
    C. Fair 7%
    D. Strong 81%
    E. Certain 11%

    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed 61%
    B. Self-Employed 39%

    Select the subject area you are most interested in:

    A. Dog Grooming 88%
    B. Cat Grooming 9%
    C. Other Animal Grooming 3%

    Which category below best characterizes your past work experience?

    A. Non-Office Worker / Laborer 6%
    B. Sales 3%
    C. Office Supervisor and Staff 21%
    D. Management 11%
    E. Medical 3%
    F. Self-Employment 12%
    G. Technician 7%
    H. Military 12%
    I. Government 12%
    J. Pet care (non grooming) 13%

    What is your present, or most recent, annual wage earnings from employment (prior taxes)? If you are self-employed, your answer should reflect your ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2005

    7,222 questionnaires were completed. 90.2% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Any survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    YOUR REGION

    1. Which region (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) are you located in?

    A. New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). 13%
    B. Middle Atlantic (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) 16%
    C. South Atlantic (West Virginia, Maryland, Wash DC, Delaware, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Florida) 13%
    D. East South Central (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama) 6%
    E. West South Central (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas) 9%
    F. East North Central (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan) 10%
    G. West North Central (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas) 7%
    H. Mountain (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) 11%
    I. Pacific (Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington state) 15%

    2. How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 0%
    B. Little 1%
    C. Fair 12%
    D. Strong 71%
    E. Certain 16%

    3. Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2006

    7,222 questionnaires were completed. 90.2% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Any survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    YOUR REGION

    Which region (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) are you located in?

    A. New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). 14%
    B. Middle Atlantic (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) 15%
    C. South Atlantic (West Virginia, Maryland, Wash DC, Delaware, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Florida) 14%
    D. East South Central (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama) 6%
    E. West South Central (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas) 7%
    F. East North Central (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan) 14%
    G. West North Central (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas) 5%
    H. Mountain (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) 9%
    I. Pacific (Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington state) 16%

    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 0%
    B. Little 1%
    C. Fair 17%
    D. Strong 64%
    E. Certain 18%

    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2007

    7,191 questionnaires were completed. 91.6% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Any survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    YOUR REGION

    Which region (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) are you located in?

    A. New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). 18%
    B. Middle Atlantic (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) 19%
    C. South Atlantic (West Virginia, Maryland, Wash DC, Delaware, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Florida) 10%
    D. East South Central (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama) 2%
    E. West South Central (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas) 7%
    F. East North Central (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan) 11%
    G. West North Central (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas) 8%
    H. Mountain (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) 8%
    I. Pacific (Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington state) 17%

    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 0%
    B. Little 2%
    C. Fair 16%
    D. Strong 60%
    E. Certain 22%

    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed ...

    Survey Results - Pet Grooming Career Seeker Survey for 2008

    7,202 questionnaires were completed. 94.3% completed all questions. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Any survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

    YOUR REGION

    Which region (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) are you located in?

    A. New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). 15%
    B. Middle Atlantic (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) 19%
    C. South Atlantic (West Virginia, Maryland, Wash DC, Delaware, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Florida) 13%
    D. East South Central (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama) 2%
    E. West South Central (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas) 7%
    F. East North Central (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan) 11%
    G. West North Central (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas) 8%
    H. Mountain (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) 6%
    I. Pacific (Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington state) 19%


    How strong is your interest in the pet grooming industry?

    A. Very Little 0%
    B. Little 1%
    C. Fair 17%
    D. Strong 62%
    E. Certain 20%


    Would you prefer to be employed by a pet grooming business, or a self-employed pet groomer and business owner?

    A. Employed 62%
    B. Self-Employed 38%


    Select the subject area you are most interested in: ...