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Dog Groomer

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Dog groomers maintain the condition of dogs' coats by regular trimming, clipping and grooming. They also give advice to dog owners on diet, grooming and the general care of dogs' coats.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

With experience, groomers can earn up to around £10.00 an hour and salon managers can earn up to £24,000 a year, sometimes more. Many dog groomers are self-employed so their earnings will vary. They charge a fee which varies depending on the type and size of the dog.

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5585
3.7 %
RISE
2029
5790
  United Kingdom
2024
78749
4.9 %
RISE
2029
82588

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Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

College of Animal Welfare
Tel: 01480 422060
E-mail: admin@caw.ac.uk
Website: http://www.caw.ac.uk/
Twitter: @CAWInfo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAWInfo

The College of Animal Welfare specialises in veterinary nursing and animal care training. It operates from seven UK training centres, including the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School of Edinburgh University.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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