Women make up the vast majority of Salon Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.24 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and nearly one in five earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,362 - $50,030
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MEDIAN: $35,757
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$9.41 - $17.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,362 - $50,030  
   
Bonus
$302.70 - $5,173  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,609  
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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$21,144 - $46,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.41 - $17.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.10  
Overtime
$1.41 - $25.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$302.70 - $5,173  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,609  
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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$21,144 - $46,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 457

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Job Description for Salon Manager

Many beauty salons and spas offer a variety of services, and it is the salon manager’s job to ensure that each aspect runs smoothly. They oversee the daily activities of the salon and ensure that customers are satisfied.

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Common Career Paths for Salon Manager


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Many Salon Managers move into an Office Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Salon Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Salon Managers include Great Clips, Inc., JCPenney, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon, and Regis Corporation. Although ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $42K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $36K to $49K. JCPenney, PetSmart Inc., and Great Clips, Inc. also offer top salaries for Salon Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $42K, $35K, and $34K, respectively.

Regis Corporation reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $24K, 77 percent lower than the top payer. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Regis Salons ($24K), Sportclips ($30K), and Sport Clips, Inc. ($30K).

Popular Skills for Salon Manager


Salon Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Customer Relationship Management, and People Management. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Training and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Salon Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $33K. Salon Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Salon Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Salon Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Salon Manager?

Salon Manager in Escondido:
"Life is good."
Pros: I get to come to work and see children all day long. I cut or style there hair and watch the parent and child light up with there experience they receive.
Cons: Childish employees who are lazy and always late or call in sick without owning there responsibility of finding someone to work for them.

Salon Manager in New Braunfels:
"Rewarding in its own way."
Pros: Being able to motivate the team to be as successful as possible in this industry.
Cons: The stress of making sure all personalities get along and can work together.

What is it like working as a Salon Manager at JCPenney?

Salon Manager in Watertown:
"I love working as salon manager & working with my team!"
Pros: Helping stylist grow there business & they make a good living, and having a team of people that love coming to work. Building a great customer base and seeing clients that love to visit our salon.
Cons: Corporate culture, stress level.

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Experience Affects Salon Manager Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Salon Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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