Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. Excludes "Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance (39-5091), "Manicurists and Pedicurists" (39-5092), and "Skincare Specialists" (39-5094).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
348,010 1.1 % $13.83 $28,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.21 $11.38 $15.95 $22.79
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $19,150 $23,660 $33,170 $47,410


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 314,130 47.31 $13.85 $28,810
Department Stores 16,940 1.22 $13.07 $27,200
Health and Personal Care Stores 7,540 0.73 $12.61 $26,220
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,240 0.32 (8) (8)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,180 0.10 $14.21 $29,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 314,130 47.31 $13.85 $28,810
Department Stores 16,940 1.22 $13.07 $27,200
Health and Personal Care Stores 7,540 0.73 $12.61 $26,220
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,240 0.32 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 420 0.30 $11.61 $24,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 30 (7) $19.46 $40,480
Civic and Social Organizations 30 0.01 $19.21 $39,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $17.64 $36,690
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 70 0.01 $17.30 $35,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 (7) $15.87 $33,010


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 26,340 1.70 0.67 $13.83 $28,770
New York 25,420 2.83 1.12 $15.40 $32,040
Pennsylvania 24,210 4.24 1.68 $12.78 $26,580
Florida 23,840 3.01 1.19 $13.53 $28,140
Texas 22,050 1.91 0.75 $12.89 $26,810



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 24,210 4.24 1.68 $12.78 $26,580
Delaware 1,750 4.04 1.60 $16.59 $34,510
New Jersey 15,090 3.86 1.53 $17.01 $35,390
Wisconsin 9,940 3.59 1.42 $12.78 $26,580
Connecticut 5,940 3.58 1.42 $14.59 $30,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,050 1.56 0.62 $19.50 $40,560
Hawaii 890 1.44 0.57 $18.28 $38,020
Washington 7,980 2.67 1.06 $17.92 $37,280
New Jersey 15,090 3.86 1.53 $17.01 $35,390
Massachusetts 10,860 3.20 1.27 $17.01 $35,370




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,790 3.21 1.27 $17.87 $37,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,210 3.14 1.24 $13.34 $27,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,370 3.92 1.55 $13.88 $28,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,030 1.71 0.68 $13.93 $28,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,980 2.89 1.14 $17.08 $35,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,300 2.15 0.85 $13.24 $27,540
Pittsburgh, PA 6,130 5.41 2.14 $11.69 $24,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,060 3.23 1.28 $12.18 $25,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,980 2.41 0.96 $13.42 $27,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,860 3.33 1.32 $17.84 $37,120