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Average Hairstylist Hourly Pay

$10.41
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$491
Bonus
$500
Commission
$2,300
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Hairstylist is $10.41.
10%
$7.98
MEDIAN
$10.41
90%
$16.82
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $17
Bonus
$30 - $11,693
Profit Sharing
$420 - $20,000
Commission
$99 - $14,000
Total Pay
$17,268 - $52,424
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What Do Hairstylists Do?

Hairstylist 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.

Job Satisfaction for Hairstylist

3.7 out of 5
(123)
Highly Satisfied
24Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Hairstylist are from the companies Great Clips, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon and Self-Employed. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $30.72. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sport Clips, Inc. and Supercuts Hair Salon, earning around $10.32 and $10.26, respectively. Regis Salons pays the lowest at around $7.48. Regis Corporation and Smartstyle also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.11 and $8.16, respectively.

Career Paths

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Hairstylists?

An entry-level Hairstylist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.20 based on 12 salaries. An early career Hairstylist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.96 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Hairstylist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.60 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Hairstylist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.03 based on 185 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $11.
Employees with Hairstylist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 72.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (44.1% more) and San Diego, California (34.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.5% less) and Denver, Colorado (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 723 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
22.0%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
25.6%
Late Career
31.0%