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How Much Does a Stylist Earn In The United States?

Stylist Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$36,000
$27,000
$36,000
$47,000
Stylists in the United States make an average salary of $36,034 per year or $17.32 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Illinois, Maine, Idaho, Montana, and New York provide the highest stylist salaries.
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Where Stylists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where stylists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Stylists Earn In Different Cities?

While a stylist can average a salary of $36,034 per year, or $17.32 per hour, there are many opportunities for stylists to make more. For example, in Skokie, IL you might make $49,583 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Grand Rapids, MI and Farmington, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Skokie, IL where the average starting salary is $33,000. The highest paying states for stylists include Illinois, Maine and Idaho. Meanwhile, Ohio, Arkansas, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Skokie, IL

Salary Range40k - 60k$50k$49,583

New York, NY

Salary Range33k - 51k$41k$41,484

Grand Rapids, MI

Salary Range33k - 49k$41k$40,737

Farmington, CT

Salary Range32k - 50k$41k$40,550

Santa Rosa, CA

Salary Range30k - 50k$40k$39,670

Charlotte, NC

Salary Range32k - 47k$39k$39,254

Natick, MA

Salary Range30k - 47k$38k$38,090

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range30k - 46k$38k$37,695

Seattle, WA

Salary Range32k - 42k$37k$36,690

Saint Louis, MO

Salary Range28k - 43k$35k$35,008
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High Paying Stylist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Stylists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Macy's and Gap as they offer the highest salaries for stylists.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Macy's
Salary Range49k - 59k$54k$54,155
Gap
Salary Range42k - 50k$46k$46,333
Nordstrom
Salary Range41k - 50k$46k$45,748
Metro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Salary Range34k - 42k$38k$38,390
Aerotek
Salary Range33k - 43k$38k$38,157
The Hudson Companies
Salary Range34k - 41k$38k$38,120
Quad
Salary Range34k - 40k$38k$37,790
Estee Lauder
Salary Range32k - 42k$37k$37,435
Living Spaces
Salary Range32k - 39k$36k$36,024
Millennia Holdings
Salary Range30k - 39k$35k$35,065
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Stylist Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Stylist Salaries

    The salary for a stylist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    South Portland, ME
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    Beverly, MA
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    10/23/2020
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    $31,305
    $31,305
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    Portsmouth, NH
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    09/30/2020
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    $62,610
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    Austin, TX
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    09/29/2020
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    $30,000
    $30,000
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    South Portland, ME
    South Portland, ME
    09/28/2020
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    $62,610
    $62,610
    09/28/2020
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    Hingham, MA
    Hingham, MA
    09/28/2020
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    $62,610
    $62,610
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