$9.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$512

Profit Sharing

$10,750

Commission

$303

The average wage for a Cosmetologist is $9.42 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$13,189 - $49,988
$13K
$25K
$50K
MEDIAN: $24,767
10%
50%
90%

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$7.72 - $16.00
$7
$9
$16
MEDIAN: $9.70
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$0$49K
Salary $13,189 - $49,988
Bonus $0.50 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $10,750
Commission $0.00 - $9,609
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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$16,268 - $46,333
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 566
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $7.72 - $16.00
Hourly Tips $0.69 - $7.13
Overtime $5.15 - $54.54
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $0.50 - $9,863
Commission $0.00 - $9,609
Profit Sharing $10,750
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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$16,268 - $46,333
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 942

Job Description for Cosmetologist

Cosmetologists specialize in styling hair and applying makeup to customers. As such, they have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of styles and how to recreate styles that customers may specify from photographs. They may also wash hair for customers before any cutting or styling is done.

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Cosmetologist 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cosmetologist

Pay by Experience for a Cosmetologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Cosmetologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 491 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cosmetologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 215 salaries. An experienced Cosmetologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 197 salaries. A Cosmetologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 113 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,090

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

Cosmetologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cosmetologist?

Cosmetologist in Cornelius:
"Making you beautiful."
Pros: Helping people to feel more comfortable and confident as themselves by enhancing their inner beauty by changing their outer self.
Cons: I feel like for the work I do I don't recieve enough compensation. I am a stylist and the receptionist during the week.

Cosmetologist in Newtown:
"It is nice to make people feel good about them self."
Pros: I can enjoy myself and feel like im not at work.
Cons:

Cosmetologist in Martinsville:
Pros: Co workers.
Cons: Getting people to purchase products.

Cosmetologist in Edmond:
Pros: I enjoy it.
Cons: Drama and pay sucks.

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Key Stats for Cosmetologist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Cosmetologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$24,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Cosmetologist Salaries

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$24,000

Skin Care
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 79%