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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
385,960 1.5 % $15.16 $31,530 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.86 $10.05 $12.54 $17.66 $24.94
Annual Wage (2) $18,420 $20,900 $26,090 $36,730 $51,870


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 321,490 43.93 $15.54 $32,310
General Merchandise Stores 44,530 1.42 $11.83 $24,600
Health and Personal Care Stores 10,320 0.97 $13.86 $28,840
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,910 0.44 (8) (8)
Traveler Accommodation 1,390 0.07 $15.01 $31,220

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 321,490 43.93 $15.54 $32,310
General Merchandise Stores 44,530 1.42 $11.83 $24,600
Health and Personal Care Stores 10,320 0.97 $13.86 $28,840
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,910 0.44 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 340 0.25 $12.52 $26,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 160 0.12 $40.65 $84,540
Death Care Services 120 0.09 $25.78 $53,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 200 0.01 $21.17 $44,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30 (7) $20.09 $41,780
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $19.36 $40,270


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 37,210 2.14 0.81 $15.73 $32,720
Texas 31,150 2.51 0.95 $12.99 $27,030
Florida 25,840 2.94 1.12 $14.62 $30,410
New York 24,590 2.58 0.98 $16.39 $34,080
Pennsylvania 24,270 4.11 1.57 $13.12 $27,290




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 19,280 4.72 1.80 $17.98 $37,400
Delaware 1,880 4.16 1.58 $17.47 $36,330
Pennsylvania 24,270 4.11 1.57 $13.12 $27,290
New Hampshire 2,610 3.96 1.51 $14.26 $29,660
Maryland 10,020 3.71 1.41 $16.53 $34,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 10,530 2.91 1.11 $21.11 $43,920
Washington 9,390 2.83 1.08 $20.79 $43,240
District of Columbia 870 1.20 0.46 $20.58 $42,800
Colorado 8,000 2.99 1.14 $18.10 $37,640
New Jersey 19,280 4.72 1.80 $17.98 $37,400





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 32,300 3.35 1.27 $17.37 $36,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,980 3.42 1.30 $14.89 $30,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,710 2.20 0.84 $15.39 $32,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,350 4.29 1.63 $15.44 $32,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,980 2.73 1.04 $12.89 $26,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,520 3.05 1.16 $21.00 $43,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,810 2.46 0.93 $18.56 $38,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,640 2.50 0.95 $12.68 $26,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,350 3.47 1.32 $15.71 $32,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,050 2.57 0.98 $16.52 $34,370