The average wage for a Hair Stylist is $9.36 per hour. A skill in Customer Service is associated with high pay for this job. 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 Total Pay (?
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$14,591 - $63,431
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27,957
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Hair Stylist Total Pay (?
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$7.41 - $15.73
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$14,591 - $63,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,669  
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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$15,747 - $51,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.41 - $15.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.98 - $8.28  
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,669  
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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$15,747 - $51,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Hair Stylist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Hair Stylist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Hair Stylist Salaries

hair cutting
0%
National Average
$25,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.
Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 75%
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