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Feline Groomer

A Feline Groomer will wash, cut and style a cat's coat, making sure it is clean and in a good condition. They will also provide advice to owners on looking after their cat’s fur, whilst also reporting any problems they may have seen during their grooming, such as ear infections or tooth decay.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 12,000 people are currently employed as Feline Groomers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 12,300 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

24.9% of all Feline Groomers are employed in QLD. The area with the lowest number of Feline Groomers is NT, with only 0.5%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 31.2% of Feline Groomers being male and 68.8% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Feline Groomers is 25-34 years old, with 31.6%. A small percentage (5.5%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Feline Groomers, with 12.9% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Feline Groomers work an average of 43.7 hours a week which is 2.8 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Feline Groomers have a Year 12 qualification (27.8%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (25.3%). 50.6% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 49.4% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Feline Groomer Duties & Tasks

  • Wash, brush and style the cat's fur
  • Provide advice to owners on caring for their cats coats, grooming them as well as diet advice
  • Clean out the cat's ears
  • Clip the cat's nails
  • Look out for any potential problems such as ear infections and skin abnormalities



*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.