Stylist Salary

Most Stylists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $8.90 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.45 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.95. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most Stylists like their work and job satisfaction is high. One in three enjoy medical while close to a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in seven. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,824 - $70,986
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$71K
MEDIAN: $29,656
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$7.45 - $14.95
(Median)
$7
$8
$15
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$14,824 - $70,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,639  
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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$16,170 - $50,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.45 - $14.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68 - $6.93  
Overtime
$0.24 - $26.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,639  
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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$16,170 - $50,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Stylist

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $24K. Stylists see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $28K on average.

Stylist Reviews

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.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Stylist in Huntington:
"How Damaging It Would Be On My Overall Health."
If its your passion than do it but if your unsure in any way just don't even bother finishing and go into something else. Doubts at first will lead to regrets later. Also if your able go ahead after graduating beauty school go back to school for something else as a back up plan for later I'd love to kick myself in the butt for not going to nursing school 10 years ago like I wanted to now my life situations won't allow me to go back.

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Experience Affects Stylist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 66%
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