Hair Stylist Salary

A Hair Stylist earns an average wage of $9.56 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.
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$13,925 - $58,488
$14K
$27K
$58K
MEDIAN: $26,843
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50%
90%

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$7.70 - $15.28
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$13,925 - $58,488  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $8,144  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,702  
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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$16,533 - $51,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.70 - $15.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.24 - $8.44  
Overtime
$16.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$103.04 - $8,144  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,702  
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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$16,533 - $51,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 390

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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

  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hair Stylist

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

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Key Stats for Hair Stylist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Hair Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲13%

▲10%

National Average
$26,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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