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Colorist Salary

$30,605 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$376

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Colorist is $30,605 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Colorist is between $23,725 and $36,148. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Colorist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Develops color formulas for printing textile and plastic materials and compares customer's sample with standard color card, or blends pigments into vinyl solution and compares results with sample to determine formula required to duplicate colors.
  • Selects dyes according to properties desired by customer.
  • Records color formula and issues formula and mixing procedure to supervisor, color-paste mixing for assignment to appropriate workers.
  • Prepares color sequence chart to guide cloth printer in setting up printing machine.
  • Compares printed patch with customer's sample to verify color shade and position of design.
  • Files folder containing color patch and formula for each design for use as printing standard.
  • Coordinates color shop activities with printing department production schedule.
  • May inspect printed material to ensure adherence to customer and plant specifications.
  • May mix colors.
  • May inventory and requisition supplies.
Colorist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 128,600

Estimated population of Colorist jobs: 16,162

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$35,480
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Colorist Job Listings for United States

Senior Colorist
Sep 30
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Spruce Salon Austin
Spruce Salon is hiring a licensed, experienced full time Aveda colorist. We are an Aveda Concept Salon in West Austin. Spruce is a team-based, departmentalized salon. Our mission is to create beauty ...
Hair Stylist Colorist
Oct 4
Wellesley, MA, USA
Bella Sante Day Spas
Our Wellesley Spa has a full service hair salon within our elite Day Spa and we are searching for a Full-time Hairstylist / Colorist who is seeking a long-term role in a stable and positive ...
Hair Stylist/colorist
Dec 5
Carlsbad, CA, USA
1954
Proivde full service color, cut, style experiences for guests in upscale Aveda salon. Schedule flexible to grow to full-time. Company Description We are a leading AVEDA salon and Spa that has been ...
Hair Stylist / Colorist
Dec 3
Loganville, United States
SmartStyle
Overview Stylist - SmartStyle NOW HIRING - You control your pay! Many Stylists who do a great job of customer service and sell additional products regularly make about $17 an hour including tips! You ...
Hair Stylist / Colorist
Nov 26
Fiesta Salons
Overview Signature Style Salons Stylist NOW HIRING You control your pay! Many Stylists who do a great job of customer service and sell additional products regularly make about $18 an hour including ...

The average pay for a Colorist is $30,605 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Colorist is between $23,725 and $36,148. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Colorist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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