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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist is $8.77 per hour.
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salary (?
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$13,867 - $53,780
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26,707
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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salary (?
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$7.24 - $14.76
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$13,867 - $53,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
Commission
$20.27 - $29,579  
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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$15,113 - $49,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $14.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.85 - $6.70  
Overtime
$7.36 - $21.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
   
Commission
$20.27 - $29,579  
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).
)
$15,113 - $49,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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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

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Experience Affects Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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