$38,528
Avg. Salary
$16.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$512

Bonus

$983

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Cosmetology Instructor is $16.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Cosmetology Instructor is $38,528 per year.

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$11.98
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$16.09
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$21.22
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MEDIAN $16.09
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$24k
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$39k
50%
$51k
90%
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MEDIAN $38,528
$24,263 - $51,146
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MEDIAN: $38,528
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$0$51K
Salary $24,263 - $51,146
Bonus $25.00 - $5,000
Commission $983
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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$25,000 - $49,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 344
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.98 - $21.22
Hourly Tips $0.58 - $7.17
Overtime $10.85 - $34.60
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $25.00 - $5,000
Commission $983
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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$25,000 - $49,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 638

Job Description for Cosmetology Instructor

A cosmetology instructor works in a cosmetology school and instructs classes that will aid students to obtain cosmetology licenses. The cosmetology instructor may teach skills such as hairstyling, skin care, and makeup. The instructor should have strong communication, people, and public speaking skills, as well as the ability to teach through hands-on learning.

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Cosmetology Instructor Tasks
  • Coach students about quality and service standards and goals.
  • Assist with inspections, tests, and evaluations.
  • Assess student levels and understanding and adjust instruction.
  • Teach students standard procedures and maintenance of their space and equipment.

Popular Employer Salaries for Cosmetology Instructor


Known for taking on a considerable number of Cosmetology Instructors, Paul Mitchell The School, Marinello Schools Of Beauty, Aveda Institutes, Empire Beauty School, and Paul Mitchell are leading firms in the industry. Aveda Institutes leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $42K.

Cosmetology Instructor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Cosmetology Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Cosmetology Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Cosmetology Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cosmetology Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Cosmetology Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 146 salaries. A Cosmetology Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

10%

National Average: $34,885

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

Orlando offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cosmetology Instructors, 22 percent above the national average. Cosmetology Instructors will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+19 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Cosmetology Instructors in San Antonio earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Little Rock and Fort Wayne (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Cosmetology Instructor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cosmetology Instructor?

Cosmetology Instructor in Santa Cruz:
"Difficult and stressful."
Pros: The community vibe is generally positive and laid back
Cons: Traffic is awful and housing costs are beyond unreasonable to the point where living independently as a moderately-paid adult is impossible.

Cosmetology Instructor in Española:
"Working in Espanola."
Pros: It is very close to home.
Cons: Not as much opportunity.

Cosmetology Instructor in Capitola:
"Beautiful town, warm community, cold corporate climate."
Pros: The people, the tangible positive impact my daily work has on the school's participants, and the satisfaction of seeing passionate individuals grow into capable, talented, and confident professionals.
Cons: The corruption and disorganization, if not downright dismissal, of corporate and its inability to manage a facility/service that has been self-sufficient for many years is disheartening. The only thing keeping me and my coworkers there is the passion we have for teaching and the satisfaction of serving our community. Also, the traffic is horrendous.

Cosmetology Instructor in Carrollton:
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Key Stats for Cosmetology Instructor

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Cosmetology Instructor Salaries

▲11%

Experienced
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Cosmetology Instructor Salaries

cosmetology
▲17%

Teaching
▲9%


Organizing
▲2%

National Average
$35,000

Skin Care
▼1%

Customer Service
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 52%