Average Hair Stylist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Hair Stylist is $9.87.
MEDIAN $9.87
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $17
$103 - $8,344
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5,300
$2 - $15,456
Total Pay
$17,465 - $56,390

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Job Description for Hair Stylist

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.
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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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.
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).

Years of Experience

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