Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

39-5094 Skincare Specialists

Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.


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)
40,190 3.5 % $16.97 $35,300 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $10.28 $14.47 $20.72 $29.49
Annual Wage (2) $18,310 $21,390 $30,090 $43,090 $61,330


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 27,390 4.13 $16.80 $34,940
Offices of Physicians 4,520 0.18 $19.80 $41,180
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,770 0.27 $13.29 $27,650
Traveler Accommodation 2,070 0.11 $17.39 $36,170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,030 0.09 $16.67 $34,660

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 27,390 4.13 $16.80 $34,940
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,770 0.27 $13.29 $27,650
Offices of Physicians 4,520 0.18 $19.80 $41,180
Traveler Accommodation 2,070 0.11 $17.39 $36,170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 830 0.10 $17.61 $36,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $30.02 $62,430
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.04 $20.55 $42,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $20.42 $42,480
Offices of Physicians 4,520 0.18 $19.80 $41,180
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 830 0.10 $17.61 $36,620


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 5,450 0.35 1.21 $16.49 $34,300
Texas 4,430 0.38 1.31 $16.25 $33,800
New York 3,280 0.36 1.25 $19.15 $39,830
Florida 2,840 0.36 1.23 $16.42 $34,150
Illinois 1,990 0.34 1.16 $16.58 $34,480



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)
Arizona 1,520 0.59 2.02 $16.99 $35,340
Hawaii 320 0.52 1.78 $15.06 $31,320
Utah 670 0.50 1.73 $13.49 $28,070
Oregon 850 0.49 1.67 $25.26 $52,550
New Hampshire 310 0.48 1.65 $14.30 $29,750



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.13 0.45 $26.60 $55,330
Oregon 850 0.49 1.67 $25.26 $52,550
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $24.92 $51,830
West Virginia 40 0.06 0.20 $24.03 $49,980
New Mexico 160 0.20 0.70 $22.40 $46,590




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 2,570 0.40 1.36 $19.53 $40,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.42 1.44 $16.75 $34,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.61 2.09 $19.20 $39,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.30 1.03 $17.65 $36,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,190 0.64 2.18 $16.44 $34,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 870 0.30 1.02 $15.27 $31,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 850 0.34 1.18 $14.64 $30,440
Austin-Round Rock, TX 840 0.90 3.09 $15.80 $32,860
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 760 0.56 1.94 $15.38 $31,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.57 1.97 $13.82 $28,760



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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IN 90 1.32 4.52 $9.88 $20,560
Napa, CA 80 1.14 3.91 $22.33 $46,450
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.93 3.19 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 840 0.90 3.09 $15.80 $32,860
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 200 0.86 2.95 $15.28 $31,780
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 230 0.85 2.91 $12.03 $25,030
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.79 2.72 $14.94 $31,080
Tucson, AZ 240 0.69 2.35 $20.90 $43,470
Provo-Orem, UT 140 0.67 2.31 $14.29 $29,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,190 0.64 2.18 $16.44 $34,190



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.47 1.62 $29.75 $61,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 650 0.60 2.05 $27.21 $56,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 560 0.23 0.79 $25.36 $52,740
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $24.39 $50,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $24.14 $50,220
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 630 0.49 1.69 $23.59 $49,080
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $23.56 $49,000
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 1.36 $23.18 $48,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 470 0.27 0.92 $23.17 $48,200
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 390 0.38 1.31 $22.83 $47,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 2.08 $9.56 $19,890
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 2.74 $19.00 $39,510
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.97 $13.06 $27,160
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.54 $15.25 $31,730
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.80 $16.23 $33,770

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 2.74 $19.00 $39,510
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 2.08 $9.56 $19,890
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.97 $13.06 $27,160
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.80 $16.23 $33,770
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.54 $15.25 $31,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 2.74 $19.00 $39,510
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.80 $16.23 $33,770
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.94 $33,150
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.54 $15.25 $31,730
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.97 $13.06 $27,160


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016