Cosmetology Instructor Salary

A Cosmetology Instructor earns an average wage of $15.45 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in cosmetology is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,155 - $49,939
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,403
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90%

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$11.48 - $21.06
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,155 - $49,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Commission
$518  
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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$24,288 - $47,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $21.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.26 - $7.45  
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
Commission
$518  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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).
)
$24,288 - $47,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
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Job Description for Cosmetology Instructor

A cosmetology instructor works in a cosmetology school and instructs classes that will aid students to obtain cosmetology licenses. The cosmetology instructor may teach skills such as hairstyling, skin care, and makeup. The instructor should have strong communication, people, and public speaking skills, as well as the ability to teach through hands-on learning.

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Cosmetology Instructor Tasks

  • Assess student levels and understanding and adjust instruction.
  • Teach students standard procedures and maintenance of their space and equipment.
  • Coach students about quality and service standards and goals.
  • Assist with inspections, tests, and evaluations.

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Experience Affects Cosmetology Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Cosmetology Instructor Salaries

cosmetology
up arrow 22%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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