The average hourly pay for a Hairdresser in Australia is AU$22.82.
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What Do Hairdressers Do?
Hairdressers generally work in salons where they cut, style and dye clients' hair. Salons vary by location and clientele: They range from franchised national chain locations that focus on fairly standard hair cutting and care, to individual studios known for the presence of a well-known hair professional. In some cases, hairdressers may travel to work with their clients, especially when they offer up-dos and hairstyling for special events such as weddings.
Hairdressers are expected to be able …Read more
- 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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Hairdresser / Hairstylist
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Hairdressers?
An entry-level Hairdresser with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.27 based on 8 salaries. An early career Hairdresser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.55 based on 162 salaries. A mid-career Hairdresser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.71 based on 276 salaries. An experienced Hairdresser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.91 based on 257 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Hairdresser in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 8.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (6.4% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (3.2% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (3.0% less).
Years of Experience
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