$29,153
Avg. Salary
$9.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$300

Bonus

$20,000

Profit Sharing

$200

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Hairstylist is $9.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Hairstylist is $29,153 per year.

10%
$7.72
10%
$9.72
50%
$15.34
90%
90%
MEDIAN $9.72
10%
$14k
10%
$29k
50%
$58k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $29,153
$14,195 - $57,545
$14K
$29K
$58K
MEDIAN: $29,153
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50%
90%

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$7.72 - $15.34
$7
$9
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MEDIAN: $9.72
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$0$57K
Salary $14,195 - $57,545
Bonus $50.68 - $4,041
Profit Sharing $20,000
Commission $0.00 - $23,500
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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$16,510 - $50,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 343
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $7.72 - $15.34
Hourly Tips $1.28 - $8.38
Overtime $1.53 - $21.28
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $50.68 - $4,041
Commission $0.00 - $23,500
Profit Sharing $20,000
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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$16,510 - $50,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 557

Job Description for Hairstylist

A hair stylist works in a salon to create a variety of looks for the hair of his or her clients. A good hair stylist must balance his or her creative vision with the needs of the customer. A hair stylist must have relevant training and certification; there are numerous vocational training and secondary education facilities that train prospective stylists.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Hairstylist


Dominating the field, Great Clips, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon, Regis Salons, Regis Corporation, and Self-Employed are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Hairstylists. Self-Employed leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $40K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Sport Clips, Inc., Great Clips, Inc., and Fantastic Sams Hair Salons, where Hairstylists typically earn around $25K, $24K, or $24K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. at $16K, Smartstyle at $17K, and Regis Corporation, where $18K is the norm.

Common Career Paths for Hairstylist


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It's not very common for Hairstylists to move on to become Cosmetology Instructors. Average pay for a Cosmetology Instructor is $33K annually. Hairstylists most often move into positions as Salon Managers or Administrative Assistants; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

Hairstylist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Hairstylist

Pay by Experience for a Hairstylist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hairstylist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hairstylist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Hairstylist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 150 salaries. A Hairstylist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 109 salaries.

Hairstylist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hairstylist?

Hairstylist in Minneapolis:
"It’s not so bad."
Pros: I like all of the different people of all ages
Cons: The drivers

Hairstylist in La Jolla:
"Nice."
Pros: It pretty
Cons: Parking

Hairstylist in Langebaan:
"Absolutely amazing...love my home town."
Pros: The people. The lagoon and it's cold breeze. And its just such a safer place to be.
Cons: Its a very expensive place.

Hairstylist in West Palm Beach:
Pros: The people...Love the attitude...
Cons: No negative aspects...

Hairstylist in Nashville:
"Stress level."
Pros: I love everyone I work with and the clientele. Management is amazing.
Cons: Under staffed, the way we are paid. It's really hard to commission even if you are doing your best.

Hairstylist in San Francisco:
"Be Consistant."
To the younger generation of hairstylists: Do your best. Learn how to cover or blend grey hair beautifully. That is your bread and butter. Be consistent. Be ON TIME! Everyone does not get a trophy. Your only competition is yourself. Be better than you were yesterday. Be nice to everyone. EVERYONE, including yourself. Remember, your paycheck is in their wallet. It is your job to get it. Above all, know your worth. Charge what you are worth. Be nice. Talk about them. Your personal life is not of interest to them. Keep it simple. Educate yourself and then educate your client. Science. Discover it. Be nice.

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Key Stats for Hairstylist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

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Experience Affects Hairstylist Salaries

▲10%

Experienced
▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$25,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 84%