Salon Manager Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Salon Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.03 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Salon Managers. Just under one in three enjoy medical while approximately one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in seven. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,318 - $49,881
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $34,665
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$8.75 - $16.67
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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 who move on to become Office Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Office Managers get paid an average of $38K per year.

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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. With a median salary of $42K, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. offers Salon Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $34K and are capped at $48K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider JCPenney, Great Clips, Inc., and Sportclips, top-paying firms where Salon Managers rake in a comfortable $40K, $35K, or $32K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Regis Corporation at $26K, Sport Clips, Inc. at $29K, and Supercuts Hair Salon, where $31K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Salon Manager


Survey results imply that Salon Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Payroll Administration and Customer Relationship Management. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


Salon Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $31K. Salon Managers bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $36K on average.

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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