Salon Manager Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Salon Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $11.96 per hour. Pay starts at $8.49 per hour and can approach $16.52 on the higher side. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. In this profession, about a third individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and 15 percent have vision insurance, as well. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Salon Managers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Salon Manager Salary (?
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$19,709 - $50,127
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MEDIAN: $34,315
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Salon Manager Salary (?
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$8.49 - $16.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,709 - $50,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,070  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,208  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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).
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$19,528 - $46,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.49 - $16.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71 - $6.88  
Overtime
$9.05 - $25.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,070  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,208  
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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$19,528 - $46,977  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 515
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Salon Manager

Dominating the field, Great Clips, Inc., ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., JCPenney, Regis Corporation, and Supercuts Hair Salon are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Salon Managers. Salon Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at JCPenney, where typical salaries come to $39,529, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($26K) and those starting out ($49K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Regis Salons, where the median salary is just $24,280. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Regis Corporation ($27,965) and Supercuts Hair Salon ($29,479).

Popular Skills for Salon Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Operations Management and Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 7 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Payroll Administration. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.
For Salon Managers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $29K—can reach $31K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $33K. Salon Managers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $38K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Fort Lauderdale
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Houston
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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National Average
$31,000
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With a pay rate for Salon Managers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Fort Lauderdale, New York, Houston, and Chicago are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Salon Managers earning around 39 percent, 39 percent, 29 percent, and 28 percent more than average.

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Experience Affects Salon Manager Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Salon Manager Salaries

Sales
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Customer Service
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Training
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National Average
$31,000
People Management
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Payroll Administration
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 66%
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