Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
352,380 1.2 % $14.23 $29,590 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $9.40 $11.66 $16.43 $23.58
Annual Wage (2) $17,930 $19,550 $24,260 $34,170 $49,050


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 319,510 46.55 $14.38 $29,900
Department Stores 13,570 0.99 $10.75 $22,350
Health and Personal Care Stores 8,600 0.82 $11.88 $24,710
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,670 0.40 (8) (8)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,460 0.12 $14.83 $30,840

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 319,510 46.55 $14.38 $29,900
Department Stores 13,570 0.99 $10.75 $22,350
Health and Personal Care Stores 8,600 0.82 $11.88 $24,710
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,670 0.40 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 530 0.39 $12.46 $25,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 70 0.01 $19.93 $41,460
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 80 0.01 $19.18 $39,900
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $18.98 $39,480
Civic and Social Organizations 30 0.01 $18.18 $37,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 (7) $16.93 $35,210


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 27,180 1.70 0.68 $14.97 $31,130
New York 26,410 2.90 1.16 $14.90 $31,000
Florida 24,620 2.99 1.19 $14.65 $30,480
Pennsylvania 23,680 4.12 1.64 $13.47 $28,010
Texas 22,690 1.93 0.77 $12.94 $26,910




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 23,680 4.12 1.64 $13.47 $28,010
Delaware 1,770 4.00 1.60 $16.18 $33,660
New Jersey 15,610 3.95 1.57 $17.77 $36,960
Connecticut 5,790 3.48 1.38 $16.34 $33,980
Minnesota 9,680 3.44 1.37 $13.97 $29,060




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 1,150 1.64 0.65 $20.98 $43,630
Washington 9,160 2.99 1.19 $18.34 $38,160
Hawaii 1,030 1.62 0.65 $18.31 $38,080
New Jersey 15,610 3.95 1.57 $17.77 $36,960
Virginia 10,190 2.71 1.08 $17.34 $36,060





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 21,980 3.34 1.33 $17.42 $36,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,820 2.97 1.18 $13.08 $27,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,750 1.84 0.73 $14.79 $30,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,510 3.93 1.57 $14.16 $29,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,860 2.75 1.10 $17.19 $35,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,380 3.54 1.41 $17.44 $36,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,340 2.16 0.86 $13.78 $28,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,850 2.29 0.91 $13.54 $28,170
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 5,690 5.56 2.22 $15.34 $31,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,680 2.94 1.17 $13.13 $27,310