Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
351,910 1.4 % $14.66 $30,490 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.73 $9.71 $11.95 $16.88 $24.36
Annual Wage (2) $18,170 $20,200 $24,850 $35,100 $50,670


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 316,110 44.88 $14.87 $30,920
General Merchandise Stores 17,620 0.55 $10.90 $22,670
Health and Personal Care Stores 7,700 0.72 $11.85 $24,660
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,930 0.45 (8) (8)
Traveler Accommodation 1,250 0.06 $14.85 $30,880

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 316,110 44.88 $14.87 $30,920
Health and Personal Care Stores 7,700 0.72 $11.85 $24,660
General Merchandise Stores 17,620 0.55 $10.90 $22,670
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,930 0.45 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 570 0.42 $12.94 $26,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.04 $32.25 $67,090
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $18.89 $39,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $18.41 $38,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 (7) $17.61 $36,620
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 90 0.04 $16.82 $34,980


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 27,920 1.67 0.68 $14.90 $30,990
Florida 25,960 3.08 1.25 $15.37 $31,980
New York 25,960 2.82 1.14 $15.74 $32,740
Pennsylvania 23,730 4.10 1.66 $12.77 $26,570
Texas 21,520 1.81 0.73 $13.55 $28,180




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 23,730 4.10 1.66 $12.77 $26,570
Delaware 1,760 3.98 1.61 $17.09 $35,540
New Jersey 15,350 3.83 1.55 $18.10 $37,660
Minnesota 9,640 3.40 1.38 $15.86 $32,990
Connecticut 5,550 3.36 1.36 $16.29 $33,880




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 960 1.36 0.55 $21.96 $45,680
Washington 9,710 3.05 1.23 $19.56 $40,680
New Jersey 15,350 3.83 1.55 $18.10 $37,660
Massachusetts 11,480 3.25 1.32 $17.99 $37,410
Virginia 9,300 2.45 0.99 $17.82 $37,070



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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 21,600 3.23 1.31 $18.07 $37,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,430 2.58 1.04 $13.83 $28,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,310 3.78 1.53 $16.29 $33,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,240 1.63 0.66 $15.05 $31,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,330 3.44 1.39 $18.96 $39,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,160 2.35 0.95 $13.81 $28,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,860 2.32 0.94 $17.57 $36,550
Pittsburgh, PA 5,840 5.16 2.09 $12.14 $25,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,420 2.74 1.11 $14.02 $29,170
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 5,320 5.15 2.08 $14.53 $30,220


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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)
Danbury, CT 590 7.48 3.03 $16.05 $33,390
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 970 6.80 2.75 $18.82 $39,150
Ocean City, NJ 250 6.47 2.62 $16.67 $34,670
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 260 6.01 2.44 $14.66 $30,490
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 430 5.94 2.40 $12.86 $26,740
The Villages, FL 150 5.87 2.38 $16.67 $34,660
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 800 5.78 2.34 $13.93 $28,970
Punta Gorda, FL 270 5.72 2.32 $12.20 $25,370
Homosassa Springs, FL 180 5.63 2.28 $14.57 $30,310
East Stroudsburg, PA 300 5.37 2.18 $10.91 $22,680