$25,140
Avg. Salary
$9.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$510

Bonus

$7,500

Profit Sharing

$341

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Cosmetologist is $9.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Cosmetologist is $25,140 per year.

10%
$7.80
10%
$9.86
50%
$17.39
90%
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MEDIAN $9.86
10%
$13k
10%
$25k
50%
$50k
90%
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MEDIAN $25,140
$13,170 - $50,086
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MEDIAN: $25,140
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$7.80 - $17.39
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$0$50K
Salary $13,170 - $50,086
Bonus $14.79 - $9,735
Profit Sharing $7,500
Commission $0.00 - $10,067
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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$16,377 - $47,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 517
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $7.80 - $17.39
Hourly Tips $0.73 - $7.37
Overtime $6.33 - $55.00
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $14.79 - $9,735
Commission $0.00 - $10,067
Profit Sharing $7,500
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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$16,377 - $47,052
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 968

Job Description

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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Common Career Paths


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Pay by Experience Level

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

21%

National Average: $24,204

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

Job 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 Mesa:
"Fun."
Pros: My co workers and clients and hearing my clients stories about themselves and military life.
Cons: Poor pay and there all about numbers.

Cosmetologist in Ionia:
"I love being a part of the team, but the rules change often."
Pros: All the people I meet.
Cons: Management.

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.

Cosmetologist in Salt Lake City:
Pros: I get a lot of bonuses and I usually get good tips.
Cons: I don't get paid enough, my general manager treats the management with no respect and she makes us feel worthless. I have to deal with rude customers and people who don't tip, have awful hair or smell terrible.

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Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$24,000

▼10%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$24,000

Skin Care
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 80%