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 $20.19 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec and Prince Edward Island at $12 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $23,000 – $40,000.

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* 13.5016.5035.002017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 13.5020.1930.362017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.3514.00 22.502016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.15 14.00 21.25 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.0012.0216.032016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.8513.3019.232016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 15.00 19.232016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.6013.00 20.362016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.6013.00 20.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.6013.00 21.632016
Prince Edward Island 11.2512.00 20.002015
Montreal – Quebec 11.2512.00 18.752016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan10.9614.0021.00 2016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes hairstylists, is $17.54. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $640, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $33,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 96,000 hairstylists and barbers working in Canada.

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