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Average Colorist Salary

$58,417
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,381
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
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The average salary for a Colorist is $58,417.
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$40k
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$58k
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$86k
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$40k - $86k
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What Do Colorists Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Colorist

3.8 out of 5
(19)
Highly Satisfied
1Review

Career Paths

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Colorists?

An early career Colorist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,745 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Colorist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,137 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Colorist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,510 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,042.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (11.0% less), Los Angeles, California (5.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 116 survey responses.
Early Career
34.5%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
21.6%
Late Career
19.0%