$29,027
Avg. Salary
$9.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$991

Bonus

$5,700

Profit Sharing

$482

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Hair Stylist is $9.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Hair Stylist is $29,027 per year.

$7.72
10%
$9.74
50%
$15.56
90%
MEDIAN $9.74
$14k
10%
$29k
50%
$61k
90%
MEDIAN $29,027
$14,303 - $60,701
$14K
$29K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,027
10%
50%
90%

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$7.72 - $15.56
$7
$9
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MEDIAN: $9.74
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$0$60K
Salary $14,303 - $60,701
Bonus $200 - $8,400
Profit Sharing $5,700
Commission $0.00 - $26,888
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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$16,616 - $55,734
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 510
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $7.72 - $15.56
Hourly Tips $1.25 - $8.24
Overtime $1.30 - $23.01
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $200 - $8,400
Commission $0.00 - $26,888
Profit Sharing $5,700
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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$16,616 - $55,734
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 707

Job Description for Hair Stylist

A hair stylist works in a salon or studio environment, cutting and styling clients' hair. This position typically requires previous education or training in the field through opportunities such as cosmetology or beauty school. Many employers require certification or licensure for hair stylists.

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Hair Stylist 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.

Hair Stylist Pay By Employer

$0$97K

$19,250

$19,305

$15,604

$22,353

Self-Employed
12 profiles
$38,000

Regis Salons
11 profiles
$16,882

Smartstyle
9 profiles
$16,495

$19,081

JCPenney
9 profiles
$18,749

Sportclips
7 profiles
$20,486

Common Career Paths for Hair Stylist


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Hair Stylist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Hair Stylist

Pay by Experience for a Hair Stylist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hair Stylist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 313 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hair Stylist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Hair Stylist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 194 salaries. A Hair Stylist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 106 salaries.

Hair Stylist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hair Stylist?

Hair Stylist in Jacksonville:
"Nice, but to few people."
Pros: Small area, small town hospitality.
Cons: Not enough business, to many employees for amount of walk ins.

Hair Stylist in Windsor:
"That the company doesn't give raises."
Listen to the clients wants and needs. Assure ever client that the look they're getting fits them. Making them feel comfortable in getting their hair replacement.

Hair Stylist in Park City:
"Tips are better than hourly pay."
Pros: Interaction with new customers daily.
Cons: They never give you a raise. I'm getting paid the same amount I was 8 years ago.

Hair Stylist in Dayton:
"Get out while you can."
It's not worth it. You spend all that money to get a state license and they don't pay you what you are worth. Minimum wage is a insult. People are rude to you and act like you don't know what you are doing. I didn't have that problem but I see it in other girls.

Hair Stylist in Reno:
Pros: My clientele.
Cons: Poor pay, not so easy to hit commision mark.

Hair Stylist in Newark:
"It takes time to build."
It takes time but keep going.

Hair Stylist in Cincinnati:
"Great Coworkers."
Pros: I work with talented and trendy stylists. We are like a family.
Cons: I don't feel that the pay is good enough for the customer service we have to maintain. Clients can be rude!

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Key Stats for Hair Stylist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Hair Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$26,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 78%