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Average Hairdresser Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$22.82
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
AU$1,022
Bonus
AU$989
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Hairdresser in Australia is AU$22.82.
10%
A$19.77
MEDIAN
A$22.82
90%
A$28.35
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Hourly Rate
AU$20 - AU$28
Bonus
AU$51 - AU$5,117
Commission
AU$0 - AU$5,729
Total Pay
AU$40,395 - AU$59,659
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What Do Hairdressers Do?

Hairdresser 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.

Career Paths

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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.
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

This data is based on 896 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
18.1%
Mid Career
30.8%
Experienced
28.7%
Late Career
21.5%