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Hair Stylist Salary (United States)

Hair Stylists in the United States can typically expect wages of $9.51 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Close to a fourth enjoy medical while just under one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. Hair Stylists are largely women, dominating the profession at 90 percent. Most Hair Stylists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Hair Stylist Salary (?
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$14,142 - $62,702
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MEDIAN: $27,909
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Hair Stylist Salary (?
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$7.50 - $16.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,142 - $62,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,173  
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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$15,678 - $53,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.50 - $16.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.09 - $7.53  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,173  
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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$15,678 - $53,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Hair Stylists move into roles as Hair Salon and Spa Managers, where pay is usually $32K per year. Moving from a Hair Stylist to Salon Manager or Hairdresser is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hair Stylist

Employees of Great Clips, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $24K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $16K to $33K.
Another company with smaller-than-average paychecks is Supercuts Hair Salon.

Pay by Experience Level for Hair Stylist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Hair Stylists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $23K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $28K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Hair Stylists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $30K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

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$25,000
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For those looking to make money, Hair Stylists in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 90 percent above the national average. Hair Stylists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+61 percent).

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Experience Affects Hair Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 74%