Hairdresser Salary

The average wage for a Hairdresser is $9.99 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$14,449 - $68,480
$14K
$32K
$68K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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50%
90%

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$7.68 - $25.53
$7
$10
$26
MEDIAN: $9.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$14,449 - $68,480  
   
Bonus
$1,063  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,005  
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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$17,055 - $63,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.68 - $25.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74 - $9.11  
Overtime
$24.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,063  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,005  
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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$17,055 - $63,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Hairdresser

Hairdressers generally work in salons where they cut, style and dye clients' hair. Salons vary by location and clientele: They range from franchised national chain locations that focus on fairly standard hair cutting and care, to individual studios known for the presence of a well-known hair professional. In some cases, hairdressers may travel to work with their clients, especially when they offer up-dos and hairstyling for special events such as weddings.

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Hairdresser 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 Hairdresser

Pay by Experience for a Hairdresser has a positive trend. An entry-level Hairdresser with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hairdresser with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Hairdresser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 53 salaries. A Hairdresser with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 48 salaries.

Hairdresser Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Hairdresser?

Hairdresser in Charlotte:
"Make sure you can do it well."
Be able to actually see the cut. The depth, flow & movement you create with your cut.

Key Stats for Hairdresser

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Hairdresser Salaries

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 90%
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