Updated August 22, 2022

Average Stylist Salary

$37,985yearly

$18.26 hourly

Entry level Salary
$27,000 yearly
$27,000
10 %
$37,985
Median
$53,000
90 %

How much does a Stylist make?

Stylists make $37,985 per year on average, or $18.26 per hour, in the United States. Stylists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $53,000.

Location impacts how much a stylist can expect to make. Stylists make the most in Washington, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Colorado.

Highest Paying States For Stylists

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

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Average Salary:

Stylist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1West Virginia$46,340$22.28100
2Washington$52,126$25.06433
3Colorado$46,088$22.16345
4Wyoming$41,094$19.7638
5Montana$47,785$22.9752
6Wisconsin$39,687$19.08415
7North Dakota$47,575$22.8734
8Illinois$42,990$20.67666
9Minnesota$44,898$21.59268
10Vermont$44,452$21.3733
11Michigan$38,680$18.60706
12California$45,463$21.861,584
13Massachusetts$43,870$21.09433
14South Dakota$42,131$20.2646
15Nebraska$40,324$19.39108
16Iowa$39,577$19.03187
17Missouri$38,350$18.44362
18Rhode Island$38,718$18.6170
19Arizona$37,206$17.89562
20Connecticut$38,216$18.37253
21Utah$37,585$18.07196
22New York$42,434$20.40546
23Indiana$36,186$17.40413
24Idaho$37,612$18.0892
25Florida$36,699$17.641,063
26New Jersey$40,265$19.36383
27Tennessee$34,419$16.55386
28Alaska$42,050$20.2230
29North Carolina$37,922$18.23428
30Oregon$39,469$18.98208
31Ohio$34,470$16.57684
32New Hampshire$35,263$16.95125
33Maryland$41,762$20.08232
34Hawaii$36,066$17.3473
35Alabama$34,841$16.75246
36Pennsylvania$33,960$16.33685
37Virginia$37,793$18.17360
38District of Columbia$40,004$19.2312
39Mississippi$34,482$16.58102
40South Carolina$33,819$16.26240
41Oklahoma$31,080$14.94242
42Maine$35,175$16.9157
43Nevada$32,045$15.41124
44Louisiana$32,398$15.58185
45Kentucky$31,669$15.23209
46Delaware$31,653$15.2275
47Texas$32,335$15.551,114
48Kansas$32,417$15.59165
49Arkansas$28,399$13.65135
50Georgia$30,250$14.54389
51New Mexico$24,985$12.0165

Highest Paying Cities For Stylists

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Denver, CO$46,195$22.21
2Glendale, CA$45,224$21.74
3Minneapolis, MN$44,884$21.58
4Aurora, IL$43,034$20.69
5New York, NY$42,396$20.38
6Omaha, NE$40,340$19.39
7Madison, WI$39,628$19.05
8Kansas City, MO$38,510$18.51
9Charlotte, NC$37,985$18.26
10Richmond, VA$37,865$18.20
11Salt Lake City, UT$37,676$18.11
12Scottsdale, AZ$37,245$17.91
13Jacksonville, FL$37,150$17.86
14Indianapolis, IN$36,044$17.33
15Madison, AL$35,092$16.87

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Denver, CO
  2. Glendale, CA
  3. Minneapolis, MN
  4. Aurora, IL
  5. New York, NY

Stylist Salary Details

Average Stylist Salary Graph
Average Stylist Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Stylist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$53,000$4,417$25
75th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22
Average$37,985$3,165$18
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Nail Technician$30,503$2,542$14.669,115
Hair Dresser$36,852$3,071$17.7242,777
Beautician$36,831$3,069$17.7142,691
Licensed Cosmetologist$36,637$3,053$17.6152,740
Makeup Artist$41,026$3,419$19.724,620
Cosmetologist$37,122$3,094$17.8545,889

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Stitch Fix Jobs (78)
  2. SPORTCLIPS Jobs (228)
  3. Michael Kors Jobs (134)
  4. maurices Jobs (81)
  5. Regis Jobs (1,024)

Which Companies Pay Stylists The Most?

The highest paying companies for stylists are Columbia International University and Catholic Health Care System according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like REVOLVE and Living Spaces Furniture report highly competitive wages for stylists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Columbia International University$60,277$28.98
2Catholic Health Care System$51,678$24.85
3REVOLVE$51,615$24.811
4Living Spaces Furniture$48,341$23.243
5David Yurman$47,832$23.00
6SSM Health$47,126$22.663
7Umpqua Indian Development Corporation$43,084$20.71
8Wedding Shoppe$41,428$19.921
9Windsor Fashions$41,299$19.8653
10Heritage Operations Group$41,218$19.828
11Quad$39,957$19.215
12Stiles$39,540$19.012
13Columbia Sportswear$39,473$18.98
14The Lash Lounge$39,464$18.9716
15Luxe$39,098$18.80
16Pigtails & Crewcuts$38,451$18.4910
17Qurate Retail$38,229$18.386
18Horizon House$38,207$18.372
19BUCK$38,158$18.3510
20Mattel$37,842$18.196

Stylist Salary Trends

Average Stylist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Stylist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$38,000$18.26+4.7%
    2021$36,200$17.40+5.2%
    2020$34,300$16.49-0.5%
    2019$34,500$16.57+2.4%
    2018$33,700$16.18+2.5%

    Recently Added Stylist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Great ClipsSalon StylistJeffersonville, IN07/26/2022$27,131
    Sport Clips-Stylist-Ma102Stylist-Leadership Training AvailableAndover, MA07/26/2022$43,827
    SupercutsStylistDurham, NC07/25/2022$39,653
    Cost Cutters Hair SalonStylistLittleton, CO07/25/2022$33,392
    SupercutsStylistWallingford, CT07/25/2022$52,175
    SupercutsStylistBradenton, FL07/25/2022$22,957
    SupercutsStylistMaumelle, AR07/25/2022$45,000
    SupercutsStylistPapillion, NE07/25/2022$52,175
    SupercutsStylistAurora, CO07/25/2022$37,566
    SupercutsStylistLos Angeles, CA07/25/2022$73,045

    Stylist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Stylists the most?

    Washington pays Stylists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $52,126 per year, or $25.06 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Stylist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Stylist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Montana you should be paid close to $47,785 per year.

    What type of Stylist gets paid the most?

    Cosmetician gets paid the most. Cosmetician made a median salary of $80,315. The best-paid 10 percent make $101,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $63,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Stylist?

    A good starting salary for a stylist is $22,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a stylist in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for stylists is $36,133, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a stylist can vary by state.

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