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Survey Results - Grooming Prices 2002

4,337 questionnaires were completed. 91.9% completed all questions. Some PetGroomer.com surveys include questions about grooming prices. Warning Notice: Survey results presented here related to grooming prices are for your general interest in the pet grooming industry, and they are NOT to be used to calculate or set your grooming prices. If you do not agree with this warning notice policy, please leave this page now. All figures are rounded to the nearest whole number in percentage form.

Your Profile (all figures are U.S. dollars)

  1. Which best describes to location of your business.

    A.  Eastern Time Zone U.S. 27%
    B.  Central Time Zone U.S. 21%
    C.  Mountain Time Zone U.S. 14%
    D.  Pacific Time Zone U.S. 25%
    E.  Canada 9%
    F.  Europe 2%
    G.  Asia 1%
    H.  Other 1%

     
  2. Which best describes the grooming business(es) you own?

    A.  I own a grooming business in a commercial location. 48%
    B.  I own a mobile grooming van or trailer business. 21%
    C.  I own a grooming business in my home. 8%
    D.  I lease or rent a grooming department in pet store, kennel, vet, daycare or similar. 11%
    E.  I own a pet business with a grooming department, and I hire groomers instead of renting or leasing the department. 12%

  3. Which best describes your pricing system?

    A.  I simply charge by the hour for my services. 9%
    B.  I base my pricing system on one or more factors including breed, haircoat, and styling request. 79%
    C.  I have one price grooming with some or no limitations. 9%
    D.  Other 3%

     
  4. Do you offer a price sheet that customers can take with them?
    A.  Yes 45%
    B.  No 55%

  5. How often do you review and change your overall prices?

    A.  At least 2 years between price increases. 38%
    B.  At least 1 year between price increases. 60%
    C.  More than once a year. 2%

  6. Which operating expense, more than any other, encouraged you to raise your prices the last time.

    A.  Business rent 15%
    B.  Utilities (includes gasoline for mobile groomers) 21%
    C.  Labor costs for hired staff 21%
    D.  Grooming supplies 27%
    E.  Business insurance 15%
    F.  Other 1%

  7. How much of your business is "bath only" services (not self service) versus "complete trim and bath" services?

    A.  25% or less of my business is bath only services. 66%
    B.  26% to 50% of my business is bath only services. 31%
    C.  51% to 75% of my business is bath only services. 3%
    D.  76% to 100% of my business is bath only services. 0%

     
  8. If you offer self-service bathing tubs IN ADDITION to full-service pet grooming, how much of your business is self-service?

    A.  25% or less of my business is self-service services. 46%
    B.  26% to 50% of my business is self-service services. 17%
    C.  51% to 75% of my business is self-service services. 22%
    D.  76% to 100% of my business is self-service services. 15%

     
  9. Which best characterizes the majority of your regular clientele?

    A.  Low income 5%
    B.  Middle class - income  82%
    C.  Upper middle class and above 13%

  10. In general, how do your prices compare with the local "competition?"

    A.  I am the low price leader. 12%
    B.  My prices are a little less than my local competition. 11%
    C.  My prices are about the same as my local competition. 27%
    D.  My prices are a little more expensive than my local competition. 40%
    E.  I am the most expensive, or close to it. 10%

     
  11. Do you offer self-service bathing tubs in addition to full-service grooming services?

    A.  Yes 15%
    B.  No 85%

  12. When is the next time you plan to raise prices?

    A.  2002 13%
    B.  2003 65%
    C.  2004 or later 22%

  13. Do you charge different prices for different trim styles on the same dog?

    A.  Yes 19%
    B.  Mostly no, a few exceptions 67%
    C.  No 14%
     
  14. Do you advertise actual grooming prices in some or all of your advertising?

    A.  Yes 8%
    B.  No 92%
     
  15. Do you ever discount your grooming prices with promotional coupons of any kind?

    A.  Yes, often 16%
    B.  Yes, but not often 55%
    C.  No, I don't discount services. 29%
     

Your Grooming Prices (All figures in U.S. dollars, rounded to nearest.25 cents)

The fees shown below are the overall average fee for commercial shops and salons. You can get the results based on mobile groomers, home based groomers, grooming depts. in other pet businesses and leased depts. in other businesses by reading the PetGroomer.com Analysis report on the Surveys Page.

  1. What is your overall average grooming service fee?

    $38.50

     
  2. BICHON FRISE: How much do you charge for a complete grooming (bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $37.75
  3. BICHON FRISE: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $31.25
  4. MINIATURE POODLE: How much do you charge for a "no pattern" complete grooming (i.e. "Lamb" style, bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $39.50
  5. MINIATURE POODLE: How much do you charge for a "pattern" complete grooming (i.e. "Dutch" etc. style, bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $38.75
  6. MINIATURE POODLE: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $24.50
  7. STANDARD POODLE: How much do you charge for a "no pattern" complete grooming (i.e. "Lamb" style, bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $38.50
  8. STANDARD POODLE: How much do you charge for a "pattern" complete grooming (i.e. "Dutch" etc. style, bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $58.50
  9. STANDARD POODLE: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $32.75

  10. YORKSHIRE TERRIER: How much do you charge for a complete grooming (bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $32.75
  11. YORKSHIRE TERRIER: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $22.25
     
  12. MINIATURE SCHNAUZER: How much do you charge for a complete grooming (basic style, bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $35.25
  13. MINIATURE SCHNAUZER: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $25.25
  14. STANDARD SCHNAUZER: How much do you charge for a complete grooming (basic style, bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $48.50
  15. STANDARD SCHNAUZER: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $36.25
  16. GOLDEN RETRIEVER: How much do you charge for a complete grooming (bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $45.50
  17. GOLDEN RETRIEVER: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $35.75
  18. SHIZ TZU: How much do you charge for a complete grooming (bath and trim, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $38.50
  19. SHIZ TZU: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $31.50
  20. SHELTIE: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $38.75
  21. BEAGLE: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $23.25
  22. LABRADOR: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $29.75
  23. OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $58.75
  24. GERMAN SHEPHERD: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $37.00
  25. GREAT PYRENEES: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    $57.75
  26. HAND STRIP A MEDIUM SIZE TERRIER: How much is your average fee (including bath, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $48.00
     
  27. HAND STRIP A LARGE SIZE TERRIER: How much is your average fee (including bath, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $52.75
  28. FORMAL SHOW TRIM - MINIATURE POODLE: How much is your average fee (including bath, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $78.50
  29. FORMAL SHOW TRIM - STANDARD POODLE: How much is your average fee (including bath, ears & nails, not matted)?

    $93.50

  30. DE-MATTING: What is your average add-on de-matting fee?

    $12.25

  31. VETERINARIAN PRESCRIBED BATHING TREATMENTS: If you charge an additional fee to apply veterinarian prescribed bathing treatments, what is is your average add-on fee?

    $7.75
     
  32. NAILS ONLY: What is your average fee?

    $7.25

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