Hairstylist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Hairstylist is $9.09 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Hairstylist Total Pay (?
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$13,019 - $61,348
(Median)
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61K
MEDIAN: $25,762
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Hairstylist Total Pay (?
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$7.54 - $18.40
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$13,019 - $61,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Commission
$54.30 - $36,065  
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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$15,836 - $54,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.54 - $18.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.26 - $8.54  
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Commission
$54.30 - $36,065  
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).
)
$15,836 - $54,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Job Description for Hairstylist

A hair stylist works in a salon to create a variety of looks for the hair of his or her clients. A good hair stylist must balance his or her creative vision with the needs of the customer. A hair stylist must have relevant training and certification; there are numerous vocational training and secondary education facilities that train prospective stylists.
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Hairstylist Tasks
  • 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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Experience Affects Hairstylist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 72%
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