Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist is $8.77 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Total Pay (?
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$13,813 - $51,717
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26,082
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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Total Pay (?
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$7.24 - $14.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$13,813 - $51,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,002  
Commission
$49.66 - $29,584  
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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$15,043 - $48,815  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 790
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $14.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.79 - $6.79  
Overtime
$3.26 - $20.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,002  
   
Commission
$49.66 - $29,584  
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).
)
$15,043 - $48,815  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 790
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 75%
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