$53,137
Avg. Salary
$18.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,284

Bonus

$1,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Colorist is $18.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Colorist is $53,137 per year.

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$10.15
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$18.49
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$77.76
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MEDIAN $18.49
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$34k
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$53k
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$86k
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MEDIAN $53,137
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MEDIAN: $53,137
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$0$96K
Salary $33,633 - $86,113
Bonus $388 - $6,698
Commission $1,500
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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$28,181 - $96,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$153
Hourly Rate $10.15 - $77.76
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.93
Overtime $19.76 - $153
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $388 - $6,698
Commission $1,500
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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$28,181 - $96,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

Job Description for Colorist

Colorists work primarily at beauty parlors and hair salons to color customers’ hair and sell hair care products. Many employers require colorists to be familiar with a variety of hair coloring products, and other duties include keeping the work area clean, administrative work, operating cash registers, answering phone calls, and greeting customers. Because they work directly with customers, strong interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, and they must be able to stand for long periods of time. They should also be flexible, as some may work on weekends, evenings, or rotating shifts, and they should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

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Colorist Tasks
  • Perform various beauty services and treatment to hair, such as bleaching, tinting, dyeing, shampooing and conditioning, and styling.
  • Schedule client appointments and coordinate follow-ups.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary work station.
  • Assess client needs according to previous chemical treatments, personal coloring, and hopes and expectations.

Colorist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Colorist

Pay by Experience for a Colorist has a positive trend. An entry-level Colorist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Colorist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Colorist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 12 salaries. A Colorist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,002

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Colorists, 22 percent above the national average. Colorists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent) and Seattle (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus.

Key Stats for Colorist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Colorist Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Late-Career
▼10%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Experienced
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 29%