Hair stylist yearly salary


How Much Do Hair Stylists Make in a Year?

The median annual wage for hair stylists was $24,650 in May 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,180, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $51,180.

The Average Hair Stylist Salary by State


As of May 2019, the average hair stylist’s salary in the United States is $28,790 per year or $13.84 per hour. This is lower than the average yearly salary for all occupations in the United States, which is $51,960.

However, there is a wide range of salaries for hair stylists across the country. The following states have the highest average salaries for hair stylists:

  • New York: $39,490 per year
  • California: $38,710 per year
  • Nevada: $38,040 per year
  • Florida: $37,470 per year
  • Hawaii: $35,540 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for hair stylists:

  • South Dakota: $23,550 per year
  • Nebraska: $24,610 per year
  • West Virginia: $25,040 per year
  • Arkansas: $25,430 per year
  • Mississippi: $25 430 per year
    Top Paying States for Hair Stylists

The table below shows the top five highest paying states for hair stylists in the United States as of May 2019.

State Median Annual Salary

California $37,780
Washington $36,860
Hawaii $34,280
Oregon $33,430
Nevada $32,780

The median annual salary for hair stylists in the United States is $28,790.

Metropolitan Areas With the Highest Salary for Hair Stylists


The table below shows the metropolitan areas in the United States with the highest average salary for hair stylists.

Metropolitan Area Average Salary

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA $52,910

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA $50,460

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI $49,840

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX $48,370

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ $47,070

Non-Metropolitan Areas With the Highest Salary for Hair Stylists

The highest salary for hair stylists was in nonmetropolitan areas of California, which had an average salary of $48,590 per year. Other nonmetropolitan areas with high salaries for hair stylists include those in Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, and Nevada.


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