Hair Stylist / Hairdresser Salary Canada

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Average Hairstylist’s Salary

The table below details the hourly wages for Hairstylists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6341.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: hairdresser, hairstylist, barber and men’s hairdresser.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $17.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia at $12 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $22,000 – $35,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment growth in this occupation tends to follow population growth. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Hairstylists in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta 11.2015.0026.002014
Edmonton – Alberta 11.2017.0030.832014
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 10.4512.82 20.702014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 14.42 23.31 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 10.6511.5017.392014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7012.0017.792014
Toronto – Ontario 11.25 13.50 20.242014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.2512.50 20.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.2514.00 20.332014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.2514.00 22.002014
Prince Edward Island 10.3514.00 19.232013
Montreal – Quebec 10.7512.00 18.752014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan10.5014.6724.62 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Consulting with clients about the style or cut they would like
›› Cutting and styling clients’ hair
›› Washing and rinsing hair
›› Colouring hair
›› Shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes hairstylists, is $15.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $579, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $30,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 100,000 hairstylists and barbers working in Canada.

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