Hair Stylist Salary in the US

$10.71
per hour
per year
$22,300
per year
per hour

Hair Stylist / Hairdresser - Average Hourly Pay & Salary

The average wage for a Hair Stylist is $10.71 per hour ($22,300 per year), which is $31,190 (-58%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Hairdresser can expect an average starting pay of $7.13. The highest pay rates can exceed $64.36 (excluding tips).
$7.13
Low
$10.71
Average salary
$64.36
High
$14,800
Low
$22,300
Average salary
$73,900
High

Hair Stylist Salary Range

Low
$7.13
Average salary
$10.71
Experienced
$15.38
High
$64.36
Low
$14,800
Average salary
$22,300
Experienced
$32,000
High
$73,900
Among Hairstylists / Hairdressers in the US, Salon Assistants and Hair Colorists tend to have the lowest wages, while experienced and highly skilled Master Hair Stylists, Hair Salon Managers or Movie Hairstylists enjoy the highest pay rates.

Hair Stylist - Pay Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Film Hairstylist$58.90/hour
+450% 
Celebrity Hair Stylist$20.70/hour
+93% 
Salon Manager$13.60/hour
+27% 
Nursing Home Hairdresser$11.80/hour
+10% 
Master Hair Stylist$11.60/hour
+8% 
Colorist$10.40/hour
 -3%
Hair Stylist Assistant$10.20/hour
 -5%

Hair Stylist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Hair Stylist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $16,000 per year. A mid career Hairdresser with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $21,000, while an experienced Hair Stylist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $32,000. Hairstylists / Hairdressers with more than 20 years of experience earn $30,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Hair Stylist

Experienced▲ +43%
Late Career▲ +35%
Average Salary$22,300/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
92%
Male
8%

Hair Stylist - Jobs by Location

Hair Stylist - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Hair Stylist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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