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Hair Stylist Salary (United States)

A Hair Stylist earns an average wage of $9.42 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Hair Stylist Salary (?
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$14,142 - $61,071
(Median)
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61K
MEDIAN: $28,085
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Hair Stylist Salary (?
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$7.50 - $16.25
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,142 - $61,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,078  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,357  
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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$15,745 - $52,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.50 - $16.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.97 - $7.50  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,078  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,357  
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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$15,745 - $52,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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Job Description for Hair Stylist

A hair stylist works in a salon or studio environment, cutting and styling clients' hair. This position typically requires previous education or training in the field through opportunities such as cosmetology or beauty school. Many employers require certification or licensure for hair stylists.
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Hair Stylist Tasks
  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.

Common Career Paths for Hair Stylist

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Pay by Experience Level for Hair Stylist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
up arrow 104%
Houston
up arrow 89%
Seattle
up arrow 66%
Austin
up arrow 31%
National Average
$25,000
Dallas
up arrow 1%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
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Experience Affects Hair Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 73%