Average wage for
Around 16,400 people are currently employed as Assistant Dog Groomers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 17,100 people by 2018, according to the Department of Employment.
Employment by State
The majority of Assistant Dog Groomers are located in Victoria. This is 13% higher than the national average. The area with the fewest Assistant Dog Groomers is the ACT, with 2.3%.
This is a female dominated industry with 62.5% of Assistant Dog Groomers being women and 37.5% male.
The most popular age for Assistant Dog Groomers is 35-44 years old, with 25.8%. However, there are still a number of people (6.8%) who get into this career path younger, from 15-19 years of age, and who remain in this career until much later in life, 65+ (2.9%).
Assistant Dog Groomers work an average of 46.8 hours a week which is 5.7 hours more than the average for all occupations.
The majority of workers employed in this profession have a Year 12 qualification (29.9%) or are at Diploma level (28%). 44.4% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 55.5% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.
Assistant Dog Groomer Duties & Tasks
- Clip the dog's nails
- Clean out the dog's ears
- Wash the dog thoroughly, as instructed by the groomer
- Prepare the dog so it is ready for its hair to be trimmed and styled
*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.