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.
|Salary||$18,557 - $58,843|
|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).)
|$17,175 - $46,447|
|Hourly Rate||$7.65 - $15.11|
|Hourly Tips||$0.78 - $7.65|
|Overtime||$7.14 - $35.72|
|Commission||$0.00 - $29,087|
|Total Pay (||$17,175 - $46,447|
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.Read More...
Both hair and fashion stylists must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. They need to be able to listen to customers’ concerns and build on them with suggestions and discussion. Stylists must offer products (including attempting to upsell any designated products) while being sensitive to the customers’ needs. Fashion stylists may also be tasked with putting together attractive displays and placing outfits on mannequins to attract customers to the store and offer visual style suggestions. Stylists also help keep the store clean and well organized. In any type of stylist position, the stylist may have to follow a stylist guide and be able to build on this guide with creativity.
In many positions, the stylist is required to operate the cash register as well. Therefore, previous experience handling monetary transactions may be beneficial or preferred. Usually, a high school diploma or equivalent is required for a stylist position. Previous experience may be required or preferred as well. Both part-time and full-time positions are available, and schedules vary depending on their employer's hours of operation.
- Maintain and clean work areas and tools.
- Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
- Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.
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.
Key Stats for Stylist
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.