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Hairdresser Salary (United Kingdom)

A Hairdresser earns an average wage of £6.72 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Hairdresser Salary (?
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£9,637 - £20,733
(Median)
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MEDIAN: £13,843
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Hairdresser Salary (?
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£5.43 - £8.33
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MEDIAN: £6.00
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National Salary Data

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£0£7K£14K£21K
Salary
£9,637 - £20,733  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £1,989  
Commission
£0.00 - £4,027  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£10,457 - £20,336  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£5£10£15
Hourly Rate
£5.43 - £8.33  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.17 - £1.28  
Overtime
£0.00 - £9.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£10K£20K£30K
Bonus
£0.00 - £1,989  
   
Commission
£0.00 - £4,027  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
£10,457 - £20,336  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Pay by Experience Level for Hairdresser

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

London
up arrow 33%
Brighton
up arrow 5%
Bristol
up arrow 3%
Manchester
up arrow 2%
National Average
₤14,000
Edinburgh
up arrow 1%
Glasgow
up arrow 10%
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Hairdresser Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Hairdresser in Lymington:
"Salary."
If I had known how low the salary was for a trade that you work hard and long hours to become fully trained in over 2-3 years and now myself been in the career for 10 years with a lot of experience working abroad etc I still feel I am not rewarded for my hard work to get there, which involves you being on your feet all day and is mentally and physically tiring with a lot of responsibility I would most definitely have chosen a different career, the only thing that it has helped me become more socially aware and given me customer relation skills for the future but as a job to provide financial security I would not recommend.
Hairdresser in Lincoln:
You have to be confident and be able to talk to strangers.
Hairdresser in Pam:
"crap money"
Rubbish money. Hairdressers should be paid more.
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Experience Affects Hairdresser Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
₤14,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 3% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 96%