Colorist Salary

The average wage for a Colorist is $15.86 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$27,404 - $79,660
$27K
$46K
$80K
MEDIAN: $46,299
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50%
90%

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$9.96 - $24.22
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,404 - $79,660  
   
Bonus
$1,179  
Commission
$750  
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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$21,603 - $71,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $24.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39  
Overtime
$8.24 - $31.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,179  
   
Commission
$750  
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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$21,603 - $71,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Colorist

Colorists work primarily at beauty parlors and hair salons to color customers’ hair and sell hair care products. Many employers require colorists to be familiar with a variety of hair coloring products, and other duties include keeping the work area clean, administrative work, operating cash registers, answering phone calls, and greeting customers. Because they work directly with customers, strong interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, and they must be able to stand for long periods of time. They should also be flexible, as some may work on weekends, evenings, or rotating shifts, and they should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

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Colorist Tasks

  • Perform various beauty services and treatment to hair, such as bleaching, tinting, dyeing, shampooing and conditioning, and styling.
  • Schedule client appointments and coordinate follow-ups.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary work station.
  • Assess client needs according to previous chemical treatments, personal coloring, and hopes and expectations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Colorist

Pay by Experience for a Colorist has a positive trend. An entry-level Colorist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Colorist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Colorist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 12 salaries. A Colorist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,574

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Key Stats for Colorist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Colorist Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Experienced
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%
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