The average wage for a Cosmetologist is $9.40 per hour.

$13,176 - $48,444
$13K
$24K
$48K
MEDIAN: $24,400
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90%

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$7.67 - $14.85
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$13,176 - $48,444  
   
Bonus
$9.29 - $2,534  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,963  
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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$15,754 - $44,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$7.67 - $14.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.66 - $6.72  
Overtime
$5.00 - $56.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9.29 - $2,534  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,963  
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).
)
$15,754 - $44,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 565

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Job Description for Cosmetologist

Cosmetologists specialize in styling hair and applying makeup to customers. As such, they have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of styles and how to recreate styles that customers may specify from photographs. They may also wash hair for customers before any cutting or styling is done.

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Cosmetologist Tasks

  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.

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Cosmetologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cosmetologist?

Cosmetologist in Cornelius:
"Making you beautiful."
Pros: Helping people to feel more comfortable and confident as themselves by enhancing their inner beauty by changing their outer self.
Cons: I feel like for the work I do I don't recieve enough compensation. I am a stylist and the receptionist during the week.

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Key Stats for Cosmetologist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Cosmetologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Cosmetologist Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

National Average
$23,000

Skin Care
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 79%
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