The average wage for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist is $8.77 per hour.
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Total Pay (?
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$12,588 - $51,261
(Median)
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36K
51K
MEDIAN: $25,133
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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Total Pay (?
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$7.25 - $14.53
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,588 - $51,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
Profit Sharing
$24.31 - $6,000  
Commission
$48.94 - $24,867  
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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$15,008 - $48,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.25 - $14.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.99 - $6.76  
Overtime
$3.07 - $20.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
   
Commission
$48.94 - $24,867  
Profit Sharing
$24.31 - $6,000  
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).
)
$15,008 - $48,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077
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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.
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
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Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
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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