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Survey Results - Grooming Prices 2004

6,931 questionnaires were completed. 93.3% 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.

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  1. Which best describes to location of your business.

    A.  Eastern Time Zone U.S. 44%
    B.  Central Time Zone U.S. 20%
    C.  Mountain Time Zone U.S. 11%
    D.  Pacific Time Zone U.S. 25%

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

    A.  I own a grooming business in a commercial location. 65%
    B.  I own a mobile grooming van or trailer business. 16%
    C.  I own a grooming business in my home. 12%
    D.  I lease or rent a grooming department in pet store, kennel, vet, daycare or similar. 5%
    E.  I own a pet business with a grooming department, and I hire groomers instead of renting or leasing the department. 2%

  3. Which best describes your pricing system?

    A.  I simply charge by the hour for my services. 1%
    B.  I base my pricing system on one or more factors including breed, haircoat, and styling request. 95%
    C.  I have one price grooming with some or no limitations. 2%
    D.  Other 2%

     
  4. Do you offer a price sheet that customers can take with them?
    A.  Yes 21%
    B.  No 79%

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

    A.  At least 2 years between price increases. 24%
    B.  At least 1 year between price increases. 61%
    C.  More than once a year. 15%

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

    A.  Business rent 12%
    B.  Utilities (includes gasoline for mobile groomers) 35%
    C.  Labor costs for hired staff 22%
    D.  Grooming supplies 21%
    E.  Business insurance 2%
    F.  Other 8%

  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. 56%
    B.  26% to 50% of my business is bath only services. 35%
    C.  51% to 75% of my business is bath only services. 8%
    D.  76% to 100% of my business is bath only services. 1%

     
  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. 65%
    B.  26% to 50% of my business is self-service services. 36%
    C.  51% to 75% of my business is self-service services. 8%
    D.  76% to 100% of my business is self-service services. 1%

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

    A.  Low income 5%
    B.  Middle class - income 88%
    C.  Upper middle class and above 7%

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

    A.  I am the low price leader. 2%
    B.  My prices are a little less than my local competition. 5%
    C.  My prices are about the same as my local competition. 68%
    D.  My prices are a little more expensive than my local competition. 23%
    E.  I am the most expensive, or close to it. 2%

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

    A.  Yes 4%
    B.  No 96%

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

    A.  2005 20%
    B.  2006 77%
    C.  2007 or later 3%

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

    A.  Yes 13%
    B.  Mostly no, a few exceptions 77%
    C.  No 10%
     
  14. Do you advertise actual grooming prices in some or all of your advertising?

    A.  Yes 4%
    B.  No 96%
     
  15. Do you ever discount your grooming prices with promotional coupons of any kind?

    A.  Yes, often 11%
    B.  Yes, but not often 45%
    C.  No, I don't discount services 44%
     
  16. When you raise your prices, what is the amount of your average price increase? (U.S. Dollars)

    A.  Less than $1.00 2%
    B.  $1.01 up to $2.00 44%
    C.  $2.01 up to $3.00 33%
    D.  $3.01 up to $4.00 15%
    E.  $4.01 up to $5.00 5%
    F.  Over $5.00 1%
     

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

  1. What is your overall average grooming service fee?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 $38.25 $33.25 $35.00 $36.00
    +/- +1.25 +1.75 +1.25 +2.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $40.50

    Central
    Time

    $37.75

    Mountain
    Time

    $37.00 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 $39.50 $36.25 $36.00 $37.00
    +/- +1.00 +1.50 +1.00 +1.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $33.50

    Central
    Time

    $28.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $27.25 Pacific Time $32.25
    2003 $33.00 $27.25 $27.25 $30.25
    +/- +.50 +.75 +.00 +2.00

     

  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)?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $37.00

    Central
    Time

    $32.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $34.25 Pacific Time $35.25
    2003 $35.75 $31.50 $32.00 $34.00
    +/- +1.25 +.50 +2.25 +1.25

     

  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)?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.75

    Central
    Time

    $36.25

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 $40.25 $36.25 $36.00 $37.50
    +/- -.50 +.00 +.25 +.75

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $28.00

    Central
    Time

    $24.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $24.75 Pacific Time $28.00
    2003 $26.50 $23.00 $24.50 $25.50
    +/- +1.50 +1.00 +.25 +2.50

     

  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)?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $62.50

    Central
    Time

    $48.75

    Mountain
    Time

    $49.50 Pacific Time $55.25
    2003 $58.00 $47.25 $48.00 $51.00
    +/- +4.00 +1.50 +1.50 +4.25

     

  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)?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $64.50

    Central
    Time

    $56.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $59.25 Pacific Time $61.00
    2003 $62.25 $54.25 $55.00 $58.75
    +/- +2.25 +1.75 +4.25 +2.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $38.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $36.75
    2003 $37.25 $33.00 $34.00 $35.00
    +/- +1.25 +2.00 +2.25 +1.75

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $42.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $38.25 Pacific Time $39.75
    2003 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    +/- N/A N/A N/A N/A

     

  11. COCKER SPANIEL: How much do you charge for a bath only grooming (ears & nails, not matted)?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.50

    Central
    Time

    $36.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $37.50 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    +/- N/A N/A N/A N/A

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 $38.25 $33.25 $35.00 $36.00
    +/- +1.25 +1.75 +1.25 +2.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $28.50

    Central
    Time

    $24.50

    Mountain
    Time

    $24.25 Pacific Time $27.00
    2003 $28.50 $24.00 $23.25 $26.00
    +/- +.00 +.50 +1.00 +1.00

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $50.50

    Central
    Time

    $45.50

    Mountain
    Time

    $46.25 Pacific Time $47.00
    2003 $50.50 $44.25 $44.00 $48.00
    +/- +.00 +1.25 +2.25 -1.00

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $38.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $34.25 Pacific Time $34.25
    2003 $36.25 $32.25 $31.25 $33.00
    +/- +2.25 +2.75 +3.00 +1.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $46.50

    Central
    Time

    $44.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $44.25 Pacific Time $44.25
    2003 $46.25 $43.25 $42.00 $43.00
    +/- +.25 +.75 +2.25 +1.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.50

    Central
    Time

    $34.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $34.25 Pacific Time $37.00
    2003 $38.00 $33.00 $33.50 $34.25
    +/- +1.50 +1.00 +.75 +2.75

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.00

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $38.00
    2003 $38.25 $34.50 $35.00 $36.00
    +/- +.75 +.50 +1.25 +2.00

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $35.00

    Central
    Time

    $29.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $29.50 Pacific Time $29.75
    2003 $33.25 $28.00 $28.00 $28.00
    +/- +1.75 +1.00 +1.50 +1.75

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 $38.25 $33.25 $35.00 $36.00
    +/- +1.25 +1.75 +1.25 +2.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $26.50

    Central
    Time

    $22.75

    Mountain
    Time

    $23.25 Pacific Time $24.00
    2003 $25.00 $21.00 $22.25 $23.50
    +/- +1.50 +1.75 +1.00 +.50

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $35.00

    Central
    Time

    $32.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $31.25 Pacific Time $34.25
    2003 $34.25 $28.25 $28.00 $34.00
    +/- +.75 +3.75 +3.25 +.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $69.50

    Central
    Time

    $50.25

    Mountain
    Time

    $56.00 Pacific Time $62.00
    2003 $68.25 $48.25 $55.00 $60.00
    +/- +1.25 +2.00 +1.00 +2.00

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $39.50

    Central
    Time

    $35.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $36.25 Pacific Time $38.25
    2003 $39.25 $35.25 $35.00 $37.00
    +/- +1.25 -.25 +1.25 +1.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $67.50

    Central
    Time

    $57.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $54.25 Pacific Time $65.25
    2003 $65.25 $50.25 $52.00 $60.00
    +/- +2.25 +6.75 +2.25 +5.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $66.00

    Central
    Time

    $52.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $54.25 Pacific Time $59.25
    2003 $65.25 $50.75 $51.00 $54.00
    +/- +.75 +1.25 +3.25 +5.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $70.00

    Central
    Time

    $59.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $60.25 Pacific Time $61.25
    2003 $70.00 $58.25 $57.00 $56.00
    +/- +.00 +.75 +3.25 +5.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $88.50

    Central
    Time

    $71.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $73.00 Pacific Time $80.25
    2003 $85.25 $70.25 $72.00 $80.00
    +/- +3.25 +.75 +1.00 +.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $99.50

    Central
    Time

    $85.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $82.25 Pacific Time $95.25
    2003 $100.25 $78.25 $81.00 $88.00
    +/- -.75 +6.75 +1.25 +7.25

     

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

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $10.50

    Central
    Time

    $8.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $9.00 Pacific Time $10.25
    2003 $12.00 $8.25 $9.00 $10.00
    +/- -1.50 -.25 +.00 +10.25

     

  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?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $7.50

    Central
    Time

    $5.00

    Mountain
    Time

    $6.00 Pacific Time $8.00
    2003 $7.25 $5.25 $5.00 $7.50
    +/- +.25 -.25 +1.00 +.50

     

  32. NAILS ONLY: What is your average fee?

    2004

    Eastern
    Time

    $8.25

    Central
    Time

    $6.50

    Mountain
    Time

    $6.25 Pacific Time $7.00
    2003 $8.25 $6.25 $6.25 $6.75
    +/- +.00 +.25 +.00 +.25

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