$37,336
Avg. Salary
$12.57
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,650

Bonus

$1,175

Profit Sharing

$1,025

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Salon Manager is $12.57 per hour.

The average pay for a Salon Manager is $37,336 per year.

10%
$9.50
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$12.57
50%
$18.84
90%
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MEDIAN $12.57
10%
$24k
10%
$37k
50%
$52k
90%
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MEDIAN $37,336
$23,716 - $51,744
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$52K
MEDIAN: $37,336
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$0$51K
Salary $23,716 - $51,744
Bonus $205 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $1,175
Commission $0.00 - $9,933
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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$21,133 - $48,367
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 451
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.50 - $18.84
Hourly Tips $0.18 - $6.71
Overtime $10.18 - $29.80
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $205 - $4,989
Commission $0.00 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $1,175
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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$21,133 - $48,367
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 800

Job Description

Many beauty salons and spas offer a variety of services, and it is the salon manager’s job to ensure that each aspect runs smoothly. They oversee the daily activities of the salon and ensure that customers are satisfied.

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Salon Manager Tasks
  • Manage personnel, creating schedules, coordinating and/or providing training and professional development, and conducting payroll.
  • Support salon marketing and talent management, recruiting stylists and building salon brand.
  • Monitor and assess business performance, establishing plans to meet financial goals and identifying growth opportunities.
  • Manage supply inventory and purchasing, track deliveries, and ensure orders remain within budget.
  • Manage salon finances, such as budgets, sales, and expenses, and prepare reports for general management.


Salon Managers flock to Great Clips, Inc., JCPenney, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon, and Regis Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. JCPenney offers the best pay with a median salary of $42K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $35K and maxing out at just $52K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., PetSmart Inc., and Great Clips, Inc., top-paying firms where Salon Managers rake in a comfortable $40K, $37K, or $31K, respectively.

With a median employee salary of $24K, Regis Corporation pays significantly less than its competitors (79 percent lower than the top payer). Regis Salons, Sportclips, and Sport Clips, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $24K, $29K, and $30K-paychecks on average.

Common Career Paths


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Many Salon Managers advance their careers by becoming Office Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $38K.

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Popular Skills


Salon Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Sales, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Customer Relationship Management, and People Management. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Training and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Salon Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Salon Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 286 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Salon Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Salon Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 203 salaries. A Salon Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 137 salaries.

Q: What is it like working as a Salon Manager?

Salon Manager in Fort Wayne:
Its not what you think it is. You don't get to groom as much as you think and there are so many rules but a lack of management support from above.

Salon Manager in Roseburg:
"Good people skills."
Must have good people skills. Be motivated.

Salon Manager in New Braunfels:
"Rewarding in its own way."
Pros: Being able to motivate the team to be as successful as possible in this industry.
Cons: The stress of making sure all personalities get along and can work together.

Salon Manager in St. Paul:
"A Lot Of Work."
When a situation gets tough, take deep breaths, don't freak out. It can be stressful because you are dealing with so many personalities but you just have to relax!

Salon Manager in Asheville:
"High stress level, micromanaged, lack of training."
Pros: Salary and benefits.
Cons: Lack of training.

Salon Manager in Bloomington:
Pros: Growth opportunities! Ressasion proof, job security.Customers!
Cons: Balancing time between manager and stylist. Stress level.

Salon Manager in Macomb:
"Regis Controlled."
Pros: Steady paycheck, walk ins for tips.
Cons: Working for a corporation who doesn't care about you.

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Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$32,000

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 68%