Hair Stylist / Hairdresser Salary Canada

See table for salaries.

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 Alberta at $20.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $12.25 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $23,000 – $43,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 15.75 20.00 30.00 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 15.75 20.00 30.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 13.85 15.00 24.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.65 14.50 20.27 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.50 15.00 22.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.55 13.94 26.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 14.00 24.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 14.00 29.23 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.00 15.00 25.30 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 15.00 25.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 12.25 12.25 20.71 2018
Montreal – Quebec 12.50 15.00 19.81 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 12.90 15.00 21.81 2018

Methodology*

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes hairstylists, is $20.98. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $700, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $36,000.

Number In Employment

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

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