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The salary of a hairdresser in Germany: average salary of hairdressers, cosmeticians in the country

Find out how much hairdressers earn in Germany: the average salary level for hairdressers, cosmeticians. The data is based on research by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

§ Average gross salary of hairdressers in Germany

In the following table 1, information on average and median salaries is presented, according to the Federal Statistical Office data for the year 2022. Salaries are listed by profession groups that may correspond to or be related to the professions of hairdressers, cosmeticians in other countries. Gross salaries are indicated, before the deduction of taxes and contributions from the salary per month, excluding special payments (Sonderzahlungen), for full-time employment in Germany.

Table 1: Average gross salary in Germany by profession

Group of professions Average, in EUR Median, in EUR Average, in USD *
Body Care**
1'887.00 1'848.00 2'038.34
Professional categories:
Friseurgewerbe - Helfer
1'925.00 1'816.00 2'079.39
Friseurgewerbe - Fachkraft
1'778.00 1'813.00 1'920.60
Kosmetik - Fachkraft
2'287.00 1'950.00 2'470.42
Maskenbildnerei - Fachkraft
3'167.00 3'060.00 3'420.99

In Germany, the term "Helfer" (assistant) efers to a worker performing simple tasks that do not require extensive professional training. "Fachkraft" (skilled worker) is a worker who has received professional education and performs skilled work. "Spezialist" (specialist) is a worker with technical or college education and a high level of expertise. "Experte" (expert) is a worker with higher education, experience, and performs complex skilled work.

Detailed information about the average salary in Germany and the average salaries for the countries of Europe and the European Union, can be found on an individual page of our website.

§ Salary information from job offers

The data in the table 2 is taken from the section "Jobs and job offers" posted by visitors on our online newspaper. Here you will find the latest job offers for hairdressers suitable for foreigners and migrants residing in Germany or labor migrants planning to move here.

Table 2: Salary information from job offers of hairdressers, cosmeticians

Date Profession Salary information
march 2021
(job offer on Russian)
косметолог( маникюр, педикюр) (космтический салон находится в самом центре города Rottweil)
Work time: 8:00-20:00
august 2019
(job offer on Russian)
Friseurmeister*in (Solingen)
Work time: 8 ч.
august 2016
(job offer on Russian)
Парикмахер (Амберг , Германия)
Work time: 5 дней в неделю
1200 евро
june 2016
(job offer on Russian)
косметолог.работа.маникюр.педикюр (deutschland)
Work time: 50


  • The EUR exchange rate in the tables is taken as of 01 march 2022 and amounts to 1.08 USD or 0.86 GBP at the European Central Bank exchange rate. The EUR, USD and GBR exchange rates in Germany
  • The translation of the group of professions and professions has been done from German using an electronic translator.


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Salary of hairdressers in Germany

Salary of hairdressers in Germany

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