Stylist Salary

The larger portion of Stylists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $9.38 per hour. While the company and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly one-third enjoy medical while nearly one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a sixth. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,764 - $58,084
$19K
$35K
$58K
MEDIAN: $34,670
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$7.62 - $14.98
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MEDIAN: $9.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,764 - $58,084  
   
Bonus
$375.00  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,100  
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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$17,056 - $46,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.62 - $14.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81 - $7.31  
Overtime
$7.00 - $36.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$375.00  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,100  
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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$17,056 - $46,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Stylist


Many Stylists can be found at Great Clips, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon, The Hair Cuttery, Regis Corporation, and ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Sport Clips, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $30K. Stylists can also look forward to large paychecks at The Hair Cuttery ($29K), Supercuts Hair Salon ($26K), and Great Clips, Inc. ($24K).

Sportclips, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., and Great Clips, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $23K, $24K, and $24K.

Pay by Experience Level for Stylist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $24K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $27K. On average, Stylists make $26K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $24K.

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
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Stylist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$24,000

▼1%

Late-Career
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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