Hair Stylist Salary (United States)

A Hair Stylist earns an average wage of $9.51 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 Total Pay (?
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$14,110 - $63,066
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,300
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Hair Stylist Total Pay (?
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$7.45 - $16.82
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$14,110 - $63,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,279  
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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$15,636 - $53,478  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.45 - $16.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.99 - $7.92  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,279  
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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$15,636 - $53,478  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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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.

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Experience Affects Hair Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 75%
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