Salon Manager Salary

Salon Managers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.03 per hour. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and one-fifth earn dental coverage. Most Salon Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,318 - $49,881
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,665
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$8.75 - $16.67
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,318 - $49,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,156  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,175  
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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$20,345 - $46,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $16.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51 - $6.59  
Overtime
$0.40 - $25.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,156  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,175  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$20,345 - $46,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 671
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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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Salon Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Office Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Salon Manager


Great Clips, Inc., ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., JCPenney, Regis Corporation, and Supercuts Hair Salon are among the top companies that take on many Salon Managers. Although ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $42K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $34K to $48K. Soaring salaries can also be found at JCPenney, Great Clips, Inc., and Sportclips, where earnings of $40K, $35K, or $32K are standard for Salon Managers.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Regis Corporation ($26K), Sport Clips, Inc. ($29K), and Supercuts Hair Salon ($31K).

Popular Skills for Salon Manager


Salon Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration and Customer Relationship 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.


For Salon Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $28K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $31K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Salon Managers make a median salary of $34K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $36K.

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


Sales
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Customer Service
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National Average
$31,000

Training
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People Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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