Career Attributes

  • $31,455
  • 617,300
  • 3.2
  • 13.0%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Cosmetology
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How much does a Hairdresser make in the United States?

Average Hairdresser Yearly Salary in the United States

Hairdressers earn an average yearly salary of $31,456. Salaries typically start from $15,365 and go up to $52,732.

Average Hairdresser Hourly Wage in the United States

Hairdressers earn an average hourly wage of $15.12. Hourly wages typically start from $7.39 and go up to $25.35.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

70%
Full-Time
30%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Hairdresser demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
1343
RATINGS
Hairdressers average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Hairdressers in the 11th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Hairdresser satisfaction

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Hairdresser Earnings by Seniority

Top End Hairdresser Earnings

The highest earning Hairdressers in the United States earn:

$25.35
an hour
$52,731.9
per year
Senior Hairdresser Earnings

Senior Hairdressers in the United States earn:

$16.83
an hour
$35,011.5
per year
Experienced Hairdresser Earnings

Experienced Hairdressers in the United States earn:

$12.86
an hour
$26,752.6
per year
Junior Hairdresser Earnings

Junior Hairdressers in the United States earn:

$9.97
an hour
$20,731.0
per year
Starting Hairdresser Earnings

Starting Hairdressers in the United States earn:

$7.39
an hour
$15,364.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Hairdresser Salary Comparison

Hairdressers earn more than 37% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Engraver Salary $33k
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Salary $33k
Printing Worker Salary $32k
Painting, Coating & Decorating Worker Salary $32k
Tailor Salary $32k
Hairdresser Salary $31k
Skincare Specialist Salary $30k
Costume Designer Salary $30k
Administrative Assistant Salary $29k
Coach Salary $29k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Hairdresser salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Hairdresser Salary in California $18.60 $38,691.2 # 1
Hairdresser Salary in New Jersey $16.85 $35,051.9 # 2
Hairdresser Salary in Oregon $16.41 $34,126.4 # 3
Hairdresser Salary in Michigan $15.53 $32,300.9 # 4
Hairdresser Salary in Massachusetts $15.15 $31,502 # 5
Hairdresser Salary in United States $15.12 $31,456.0 # 6
Hairdresser Salary in Florida $15.03 $31,271.4 # 7
Hairdresser Salary in Texas $14.93 $31,050.7 # 8
Hairdresser Salary in New York $14.47 $30,107.4 # 9
Hairdresser Salary in Georgia $14.34 $29,828.1 # 10
Hairdresser Salary in Illinois $13.16 $27,372.7 # 11
Hairdresser Salary in Ohio $12.98 $27,001.9 # 12

Career Attributes

  • $31,455
  • 617,300
  • 3.2
  • 13.0%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Cosmetology
More Attributes