How much does a Cosmetologist make?

Updated Oct 6, 2021

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$33,857 /yr
Average Base Pay

279 salaries

$20K

Low

$34K

Average

$57K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Cosmetologist is $33,857 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Cosmetologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 279 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Cosmetologist employees.

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Great Clips
3.7

Great Clips

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $23
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$9

$23

$9 - $23 Range

Amazing Lash Studio
3.3

Amazing Lash Studio

Cosmetologist

$52,300

 /yr
Range: $31K - $63K

$31K

$63K

$31,284 - $62,515 Range

SmartStyle
3

SmartStyle

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $15

$8

$15

$8 - $15 Range

European Wax Center
3.2

European Wax Center

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $12 - $28

$12

$28

$12 - $28 Range

Regis Corporation
2.8

Regis Corporation

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $5 - $27

$5

$27

$5 - $27 Range

Benefit Cosmetics
3.4

Benefit Cosmetics

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $10 - $29

$10

$29

$10 - $29 Range

Hair Cuttery
3.8

Hair Cuttery

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $7 - $19

$7

$19

$7 - $19 Range

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Great Clips
3.7

Great Clips

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $14

$8

$14

$8 - $14 Range

CVS Health
3

CVS Health

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $21

$17

$21

$17 - $21 Range

Ulta Beauty
3.5

Ulta Beauty

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $7 - $32

$7

$32

$7 - $32 Range

Sport Clips
3.7

Sport Clips

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $16

$11

$16

$11 - $16 Range

Supercuts
3

Supercuts

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $12

$8

$12

$8 - $12 Range

Sport Clips
3.7

Sport Clips

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $8 - $14

$8

$14

$8 - $14 Range

Floyd's 99 Barbershop
2.7

Floyd's 99 Barbershop

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Supercuts
3

Supercuts

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $9 - $19

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

Drybar Holdings
3.2

Drybar Holdings

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $15

$9

$15

$9 - $15 Range

Massage Heights
3.3

Massage Heights

Cosmetologist

$61,185

 /yr
Range: $61K - $61K

$61K

$61K

$61,185 - $61,185 Range

Trade Secret
3.2

Trade Secret

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $9 - $14

$9

$14

$9 - $14 Range

J. C. Penney
3.3

J. C. Penney

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $17

$8

$17

$8 - $17 Range

Ulta Beauty
3.5

Ulta Beauty

Cosmetologist - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $10 - $14

$10

$14

$10 - $14 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Cosmetologist salaries

The national average salary for a Cosmetologist is $33,857 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Cosmetologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 279 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Cosmetologist employees.

The highest salary for a Cosmetologist in United States is $56,643 per year.

The lowest salary for a Cosmetologist in United States is $20,237 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Cosmetologist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Cosmetologist.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent cosmetologist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$12
hourly
A Cosmetology in the Springfield, MA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Springfield, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$13
hourly
A Waxologist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Franchise
$16
hourly
A MAC Artist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$10
hourly
A Cosmetologist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $10 per hour
Additional Pay
$100 cash bonus
$432k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Beauty Artist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Makeup Artist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$21
hourly
A PRO Makeup Artist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$23
hourly
A MAC Makeup Artist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$18
hourly
A Licensed Cosmetologist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $18 per hour
Additional Pay
$200 commissions
$144k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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