Do You Tip Groomers at Petsmart? (Answered)

By John Goldsmith •  Updated: 03/08/22 •  4 min read

Most people know that it is customary to tip waiters, bartenders, and other service personnel in exchange for good service.

But what about pet groomers?

Do you tip them at Petsmart? The answer is a resounding “yes!” As groomers receive an hourly rate and up to 50% commission from each grooming session, just a 20% tip can go a long way in helping them financially.

Tips are always appreciated but are not expected or guaranteed at Petsmart.

Do You Tip Groomers at Petsmart?

What is the tipping policy for groomers at Petsmart?

The tipping policy for groomers at Petsmart is that tips are always appreciated but are not expected or guaranteed.

It is preferred that you tip in cash instead of on your credit card.

If you do not want to tip in cash, the option of tipping on your card will be given. But there is no guarantee that the tip will go to the groomer.

To help ensure that tips are received by the groomers who earn them, make sure to hand the tip over personally to the groomer.

If you are uncomfortable giving your pet’s groomer a tip, consider giving the tip to the front desk staff in an envelope.

This will ensure that your groomer receives it.

Pet groomers will always appreciate a tip because it allows them to keep a larger portion of their salary for themselves.

A 20% tip is standard, but you may give more if you feel they have done a great

How much should I tip?

The appropriate amount of a tip depends on one’s financial situation, but 20% is a good baseline.

Tips are always appreciated but are not expected or guaranteed at Petsmart.

So let’s say you paid $50 for a regular grooming service at Petsmart.

If you want to give the groomer a standard 20% tip, then that will be $10.

Of course, if you are feeling generous and would like to give more, then there is no reason not to!

Why is it important to tip your groomer?

Grooming can be an incredibly stressful process for both the pet and the groomer.

We have all heard that pets do not like being groomed, but it is also stressful for us too! Your pets are your babies.

No matter how much we love our jobs, having someone else’s baby in our care can be very scary.

The level of stress experienced by your pet depends on how well he or she is socialized and the specific groomer who is working with your pet.

Animals also vary in their reactions to grooming stress.

Next, think about what goes into grooming a pet; all of the time it takes the groomer to bathe, blow dry, brush out mats and tangles, clean ears, and trim nails.

Next, think about the patience it takes to groom one dog for an hour or more at a time; doing all of this while having to be careful around eyes and ears, inside of legs, feet, and tails.

The amount of money is not as important as showing appreciation. In fact, many times I have been tipped with a Starbucks card worth $5 or $10.

It’s really nice to know that I’m appreciated for all I do, even if the tip isn’t a large amount of money!

Do PetSmart Groomers Get Commission Payment?

PetSmart Groomers are paid an hourly rate, but they can earn up to 50% commission per grooming session.

An average groomer earns between $12-15 per hour before the commission. A typical commission payment is 30%.

To calculate this, the groomer must have earned at least $400 in tips or commissions during a pay period and their average hourly wage is $15.

If the commission amount is 30%, then they will get $120 in addition to what they already made.

So, if commissioned on $1,000 worth of services during a pay period, yearly it would be $6000 or approximately half of an individual groomers salary.

Final Thoughts

Tipping groomers at Petsmart is a personal choice.

Grooming is a service that can be stressful for both the pet and the groomer.

The tip amount should reflect how much you appreciate good service, but it does not need to be a large amount if you do not have a lot of money to spare.

Pet groomers will always appreciate a tip because it allows them to keep a larger portion of their salary.

It is important to always mention the good behavior of your groomer; especially if there were any problems with grooming, this will ensure they get rewarded accordingly!

Thanks for reading Guys! I hope you enjoyed this article and you learned something new about PetSmart Groomers

John Goldsmith