Dog groomers are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, dog groomers rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 50% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy dog groomers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Aquacultural manager
3.4
$71k
Animal control worker
3.4
$38k
Exterminator
2.5
$38k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are dog groomers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do dog groomers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as dog groomers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are dog groomer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are dog groomers making the best use of their abilities?

Are dog groomers happy with their salary?