Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
377,210 1.5 % $14.51 $30,190 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $9.68 $11.89 $16.79 $24.09
Annual Wage (2) $17,980 $20,130 $24,730 $34,910 $50,110


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 317,060 44.24 $15.01 $31,210
General Merchandise Stores 40,380 1.27 $10.34 $21,500
Health and Personal Care Stores 9,380 0.88 $12.45 $25,900
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,940 0.47 (8) (8)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,330 0.10 $15.34 $31,910

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 317,060 44.24 $15.01 $31,210
General Merchandise Stores 40,380 1.27 $10.34 $21,500
Health and Personal Care Stores 9,380 0.88 $12.45 $25,900
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,940 0.47 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 520 0.39 $13.67 $28,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $32.13 $66,830
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 50 0.01 $22.35 $46,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $20.71 $43,080
Death Care Services 160 0.11 $20.29 $42,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $18.91 $39,340


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 33,570 1.97 0.76 $15.09 $31,400
Texas 28,020 2.31 0.89 $12.27 $25,520
Florida 26,800 3.11 1.19 $15.16 $31,530
Pennsylvania 24,460 4.18 1.60 $12.98 $26,990
New York 23,650 2.52 0.97 $14.87 $30,920




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)
New Jersey 17,400 4.30 1.65 $17.90 $37,230
Delaware 1,910 4.26 1.64 $17.22 $35,810
New Hampshire 2,770 4.24 1.63 $13.83 $28,770
Pennsylvania 24,460 4.18 1.60 $12.98 $26,990
Maryland 9,540 3.55 1.36 $14.71 $30,590




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 910 1.27 0.49 $21.96 $45,680
Massachusetts 10,990 3.08 1.18 $20.32 $42,260
Washington 10,610 3.26 1.25 $19.67 $40,910
New Jersey 17,400 4.30 1.65 $17.90 $37,230
Delaware 1,910 4.26 1.64 $17.22 $35,810





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 28,710 3.02 1.16 $16.43 $34,170
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 14,190 3.06 1.17 $14.16 $29,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,850 4.51 1.73 $15.12 $31,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,750 1.92 0.74 $13.92 $28,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,220 3.34 1.28 $20.43 $42,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,330 2.34 0.90 $11.70 $24,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,440 3.80 1.46 $15.02 $31,240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 7,390 3.75 1.44 $14.27 $29,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,350 3.58 1.37 $13.87 $28,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 7,340 3.70 1.42 $20.68 $43,020