Average Cosmetology Instructor Hourly Pay

$16.72
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$506
Bonus
$1,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Cosmetology Instructor is $16.72.
10%
$12.39
MEDIAN
$16.72
90%
$22.41
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$12 - $22
Bonus
$85 - $4,943
Commission
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$26,944 - $49,961
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What Do Cosmetology Instructors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Cosmetology Instructor

3.8 out of 5
(88)
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The top respondents for the job title Cosmetology Instructor are from the companies Aveda Institutes, Empire Beauty School and Paul Mitchell The School. Reported salaries are highest at Empire Education Group, Inc. where the average pay is $19.06. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Douglas J Aveda Institute and Empire Beauty School, earning around $18.50 and $17.69, respectively. Elite pays the lowest at around $13.40. Tricoci University and Aveda Institutes also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.06 and $16.83, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Cosmetology Instructors?

Skills in People Management, Customer Service, Curriculum Planning, Leadership and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cosmetology Instructors?

An entry-level Cosmetology Instructor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.24 based on 13 salaries. An early career Cosmetology Instructor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.72 based on 218 salaries. A mid-career Cosmetology Instructor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.08 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Cosmetology Instructor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.85 based on 188 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Cosmetology Instructor in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16.0% more) and Houston, Texas (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Wayne, Indiana (10.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 789 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.6%
Early Career
27.6%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
23.8%
Late Career
27.1%