Stylist Salary

Most Stylists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $9.61 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and years of experience. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-fifth. Job satisfaction for Stylists is high.

$16,059 - $59,041
$16K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,435
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50%
90%

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$7.71 - $17.17
$7
$9
$17
MEDIAN: $9.69
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$0$137K
Salary $16,059 - $59,041
Bonus $500
Profit Sharing $137,569
Commission $0.00 - $30,100
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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$17,331 - $50,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $7.71 - $17.17
Hourly Tips $0.83 - $8.77
Overtime $7.07 - $35.98
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $500
Commission $0.00 - $30,100
Profit Sharing $137,569
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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$17,331 - $50,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 268

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Job Description for Stylist

Stylists generally works with hair, although fashion stylist positions exist as well. Hair stylists must be licensed to cut hair and have attended a stylist college. These professionals work in salons and carry out duties such as cutting and trimming, shampooing, dying, and straightening and perming hair. Fashion stylists generally work in stores to help customers pick out clothing that compliments their style and preferences.

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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.

Stylist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Stylist


Great Clips, Inc., Supercuts Hair Salon, Sportclips, The Hair Cuttery, and Regis Corporation are top-notch employers for Stylists in this area. Stylists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Sport Clips, Inc., where the average salary comes to $30K. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Hair Cuttery, Supercuts Hair Salon, and Great Clips, Inc., where earnings of $29K, $26K, or $24K are standard for Stylists.

Workers at Sportclips, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., and Great Clips, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $23K, $24K, and $24K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Stylist

Pay by Experience for a Stylist has a neutral trend. An entry-level Stylist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 184 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stylist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Stylist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 88 salaries. A Stylist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 50 salaries.

Stylist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Stylist?

Stylist in Portland:
"Personal stylist."
Pros: Autonomy, schedule flexibility, seniority, minimal supervision.
Cons: Inconsistent and/or unreasonable sales goals, poor technology infrastructure, undertrained management.

Stylist in North Charleston:
Pros: The customers are easily the highlight of being a Stylist. A close second would be the clothes.
Cons: Maintaining order within the store and managing the inventory is not horrendous in the least bit, but it is the most unrewarding aspect of being a Stylist.

Stylist in Cleveland:
"It's Okay And It Will Do For Now."
Pros: I actually work for a great manager. She's very kind and sweet and helpful. I work in a good environment.
Cons: I don't think the district Manager is very professional. Shes actually quite rude. I don't think that we earn enough money being stylist and if we were paid more then we might have better people working for us. I don't think that the management above us has enough qualifications to even have their jobs. I don't think it's fair that we work hard and can't make commission. I don't care if I am fresh out of school that means I'm fresh on my knowledge. I'm updated on every thing new with trends. I think it's terrible we have a lot of responsibility put on us but yet minimum wage as hourly pay!!!! If I wanted to make that I would of just went to a fast food chain.

Key Stats for Stylist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Stylist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$27,000

Experienced
▼5%

▼9%

Late-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 67%
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