Stylist Salary

Most Stylists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $9.52 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. Most Stylists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and just under a fourth earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,557 - $58,843
$19K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,727
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50%
90%

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$7.65 - $15.11
$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,557 - $58,843  
   
Bonus
$375.00  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,087  
Total Pay (?
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$17,175 - $46,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.65 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78 - $7.65  
Overtime
$7.14 - $35.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$375.00  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,087  
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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$17,175 - $46,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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Job Description for Stylist

Stylists generally works with hair, although fashion stylist positions exist as well. Hair stylists must be licensed to cut hair and have attended a stylist college. These professionals work in salons and carry out duties such as cutting and trimming, shampooing, dying, and straightening and perming hair. Fashion stylists generally work in stores to help customers pick out clothing that compliments their style and preferences.

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Stylist Tasks

  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stylist


Great Clips, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon, Sportclips, The Hair Cuttery, and Regis Corporation are all popular places to work. Sport Clips, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $30K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Hair Cuttery, Supercuts Hair Salon, and Great Clips, Inc., where Stylists typically earn around $29K, $26K, or $24K, respectively.

Sportclips, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., and Great Clips, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $23K, $24K, and $24K-paychecks on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Stylist

Pay by Experience for a Stylist has a neutral trend. An entry-level Stylist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 184 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stylist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Stylist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 88 salaries. A Stylist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 50 salaries.

Stylist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Stylist?

Stylist in Cleveland:
"It's Okay And It Will Do For Now."
Pros: I actually work for a great manager. She's very kind and sweet and helpful. I work in a good environment.
Cons: I don't think the district Manager is very professional. Shes actually quite rude. I don't think that we earn enough money being stylist and if we were paid more then we might have better people working for us. I don't think that the management above us has enough qualifications to even have their jobs. I don't think it's fair that we work hard and can't make commission. I don't care if I am fresh out of school that means I'm fresh on my knowledge. I'm updated on every thing new with trends. I think it's terrible we have a lot of responsibility put on us but yet minimum wage as hourly pay!!!! If I wanted to make that I would of just went to a fast food chain.

Key Stats for Stylist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Stylist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$24,000

▼1%

Late-Career
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 66%