Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
351,960 1.0 % $13.24 $27,530 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.18 $8.98 $11.12 $14.96 $21.26
Annual Wage (2) $17,010 $18,680 $23,140 $31,110 $44,220


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 318,890 49.89 $13.11 $27,270
Health and Personal Care Stores 4,190 0.41 $16.27 $33,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,360 0.08 $14.28 $29,700
Traveler Accommodation 1,050 0.06 $14.06 $29,240
Motion Picture and Video Industries 880 0.23 (8) (8)

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 318,890 49.89 $13.11 $27,270
Health and Personal Care Stores 4,190 0.41 $16.27 $33,850
Technical and Trade Schools 510 0.34 $12.33 $25,650
Motion Picture and Video Industries 880 0.23 (8) (8)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.14 $11.30 $23,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.07 $34.89 $72,580
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $20.91 $43,480
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $16.98 $35,310
Death Care Services 170 0.13 $16.66 $34,650
Health and Personal Care Stores 4,190 0.41 $16.27 $33,850


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)
Pennsylvania 24,850 4.42 1.67 $12.45 $25,910
New York 24,590 2.85 1.07 $13.70 $28,500
California 24,300 1.65 0.62 $13.26 $27,590
Florida 23,840 3.20 1.21 $12.72 $26,460
Texas 20,840 1.91 0.72 $13.18 $27,420




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 24,850 4.42 1.67 $12.45 $25,910
New Hampshire 2,580 4.16 1.57 $12.26 $25,490
Delaware 1,640 3.98 1.50 $17.16 $35,690
Wisconsin 10,750 3.97 1.50 $12.15 $25,270
New Jersey 15,070 3.94 1.49 $14.16 $29,440




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 1,070 1.60 0.60 $21.07 $43,830
Hawaii 810 1.35 0.51 $17.35 $36,080
Delaware 1,640 3.98 1.50 $17.16 $35,690
Washington 8,940 3.16 1.19 $17.02 $35,400
Virginia 11,790 3.25 1.22 $16.31 $33,930





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,270 2.91 1.10 $15.36 $31,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,940 3.23 1.22 $13.91 $28,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,220 4.47 1.68 $13.27 $27,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,500 4.19 1.58 $13.76 $28,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,970 2.94 1.11 $17.40 $36,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,690 1.68 0.63 $13.44 $27,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,550 2.84 1.07 $12.42 $25,840
Pittsburgh, PA 5,740 5.08 1.91 $11.63 $24,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,550 2.01 0.76 $14.85 $30,880
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,310 4.14 1.56 $13.92 $28,960