Salary for Shampooers

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Also known as:  Scalp Treatment Specialist, Shampoo Assistant, Shampoo Technician, Shampooer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Shampooers work alongside hairdressers and assist by shampooing and rinsing clients' hair before a cut, color or trim. They have extensive knowledge of hair care products and are able to recommend treatments and conditions that will strengthen and protect hair during a shampooing. They massage, shampoo and condition prior to hair cutting and assist in bookkeeping by recording treatments they perform. They practice superior customer service skills by actively listening to clients and clearly communicating with managers, hair dressers and clients on a daily basis. They successfully maintain interpersonal relationships that help an establishment run smoothly and encourage clients to return regularly. An associate's degree or related vocational school degree is required for employment in this professional field.

A Shampooer can get salaries in a range of $18,550 - $30,890 based on experience and education levels. get salaries of twenty-four thousand three hundred and twenty dollars per annum.

are compensated at the highest average salary in California, where they can earn an average pay rate of close to about $29,370. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn an average pay rate of $24,320.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 55.80 percent nationwide in that time.


Shampooers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Accommodation and Food Services