The average wage for a Hairstylist is $8.88 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Hairstylist Total Pay (?
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$14,088 - $60,742
(Median)
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19K
25K
44K
61K
MEDIAN: $25,372
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Hairstylist Total Pay (?
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$7.46 - $18.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,088 - $60,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Commission
$0.42 - $44,385  
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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$16,260 - $60,404  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.46 - $18.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.01 - $7.04  
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Commission
$0.42 - $44,385  
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).
)
$16,260 - $60,404  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Hairstylist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Portland
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National Average
$25,000
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Experience Affects Hairstylist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 74%
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