The average hourly pay for a Hair Stylist is $9.87.
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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. This position requires outstanding manual dexterity and attention to detail. Hair stylists must be familiar with - and continually update - with current popular styles, trends, and techniques. In most s…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Hair Stylist
The top respondents for the job title Hair Stylist are from the companies Great Clips, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon and Regis Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $12.51. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sport Clips, Inc. and Supercuts Hair Salon, earning around $10.64 and $9.60, respectively. Smartstyle pays the lowest at around $7.87. Regis Corporation and Regis Salons also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $7.94 and $8.83, respectively.
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Hair Stylist Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Hair Stylist
An entry-level Hair Stylist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.37 based on 24 salaries. An early career Hair Stylist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.57 based on 360 salaries. A mid-career Hair Stylist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.51 based on 263 salaries. An experienced Hair Stylist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.95 based on 300 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $10.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Hair Stylist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (26.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.1% less).
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