Salon Manager Salary

Salon Managers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.19 per hour for pay. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and approximately one-fifth earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,633 - $49,304
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,793
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$9.50 - $18.00
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MEDIAN: $12.19
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,633 - $49,304  
   
Bonus
$298.66 - $5,139  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$21,127 - $46,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $18.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $7.12  
Overtime
$1.69 - $25.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$298.66 - $5,139  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$21,127 - $46,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 462

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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


Many Salon Managers can be found at Great Clips, Inc., JCPenney, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Regis Corporation, and Supercuts Hair Salon, firms that are at the top of the field. With a median salary of $42K, JCPenney offers Salon Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $32K and are capped at $52K. Salon Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. ($41K), PetSmart Inc. ($37K), and Great Clips, Inc. ($32K).

Considering that the median salary at Regis Corporation is a shallow $24K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 76 percent lower than the top payer. Regis Salons, Sportclips, and Sport Clips, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $24K, $29K, and $30K.

Popular Skills for Salon Manager


Survey results show that Salon Managers use a fair number of skills. 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, Customer Relationship Management, and People Management. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Salon Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $33K. For Salon Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Salon Manager Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Salon Manager

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Salon Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Salon Manager Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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