Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist is $8.75 per hour.
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Total Pay (?
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$13,855 - $53,692
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $26,521
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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Total Pay (?
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$7.24 - $14.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$13,855 - $53,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
Commission
$20.43 - $29,361  
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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$15,111 - $49,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $14.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81 - $7.27  
Overtime
$7.14 - $21.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,998  
   
Commission
$20.43 - $29,361  
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).
)
$15,111 - $49,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
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Job Description for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

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

Experience Affects Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 75%
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