How much money do hairdressers make a year?

Answer

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the mean hourly wage for hairdressers in 2012 was $12.88, making the mean yearly wage $26,790. According to the U.S. News and World Report, hairdressers made about $10.91 per hour, or $22,700 a year, in 2012. These mean averages indicate that 50 percent of hairdressers made less than this amount, while 50 percent made more.

Many hairdressers are self-employed and some work part-time. The best-paid hairdressers tend to make about $42,000 per year, while the lowest-paid hairdressers make about $17,000. Hairdressers in Brockton, Mass., and Seattle, Wash., earned more than $37,000 in 2012, making them among the top-paid hairdressers by city. New York, California and Texas hairdressers made the most money out of all the states, averaging over $26,000 each. Those in the entertainment industry, particularly in motion picture and video industries, along with performing arts companies, earned between $56,000 and $65,000, making them the highest paid overall. Higher paid hairdressers worked in other professional services as well, such as death care services and health and personal care stores.

An important factor that affects how much a hairdresser makes is tips. These tips mean that hairdressers' incomes vary widely not only by location but also by the hairdressers' abilities.

1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: how much money do hairdressers make
Salary Profile for Hairdressers
Average High Low
Ashburn, VA 20147 $36,000 $48,000 $26,000
National $27,000 $37,000 $20,000
Source: Indeed.com - More matching salary profiles »
Explore this Topic
According to Emily Post, hairdressers should be tipped from 15 to 20 percent. If hair salon services were provided by more than one person, the tip should be divided ...
During the holidays, tip 5 to 10 percent more than the standard tip for the rest of the year. For service professionals, including hairdressers, a standard tip ...
$19.99 converted to our money is £12.54 ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com