What Is the average salary of a hair salon manager?

Updated February 21, 2017

A manager oversees the staff and day-to-day operations in a hair salon. The manager must oversee budgets and marketing campaigns for the salon as well as hire and fire employees. Managers are responsible for the quality of service offered in a hair salon. According to the My Salary website, the average pay disclosed by those working in the UK as hair salon managers in May 2014 was The average salary for a hair salon manager was £18,148.


The size of the city the salon manager works in is a factor in the average salary he can earn. For example, salon managers in London can easily get up to £30,000 in a busy suburban salon. High fashion Chelsea or Soho locations would get the manager of a prestigious salon up above that level. Small salons in small towns with a few low-rolling regulars don't pay so well.


Some hair salon managers obtain the position after working as a stylist in the salon. Those stylists with years of experience earn the highest salaries in the business. A salon stylist with 10 to 19 years experience earns an average salary range between £14,000 and £20,000, and some get up to £30,000. Salon owners have to top those offers when they want to convert stylists into managers.

Type of employer

Salon managers may work in a franchise or private salon, or as a self-employed manager in their own business. Managers for a private salon earn the highest salaries -- above £30,000. The manager working for a franchise salon earns up to £25,000, and self-employed managers earn up to £28,000.


Salon owners offer benefits to managers to attract the most qualified candidates to the position. Some of the popular benefits managers in hair salons receive include and pension plans. Self-employed salon managers do not receive benefits and must pay for pensions and time off from their annual salary.

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