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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, and Cosmetologist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $6.68 $10.25 $18.78
  Annual $13,900 $21,300 $39,100
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists provide beauty services: shampooing, coloring, styling, and cutting hair, and massaging and treating scalp. They may also apply makeup, perform hair removal, dress wigs, and provide nail/skin care services.