Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
43,980 3.5 % $16.91 $35,160 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.56 $14.55 $20.58 $28.74
Annual Wage (2) $18,640 $21,960 $30,270 $42,810 $59,780


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 28,970 4.22 $16.82 $34,980
Offices of Physicians 5,050 0.20 $19.33 $40,200
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,770 0.36 $13.27 $27,590
Traveler Accommodation 2,140 0.11 $18.00 $37,430
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,420 0.17 $17.48 $36,350

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 28,970 4.22 $16.82 $34,980
Health and Personal Care Stores 3,770 0.36 $13.27 $27,590
Offices of Physicians 5,050 0.20 $19.33 $40,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,420 0.17 $17.48 $36,350
Traveler Accommodation 2,140 0.11 $18.00 $37,430

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) $30.51 $63,460
Outpatient Care Centers 290 0.03 $20.74 $43,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 100 (7) $19.46 $40,480
Offices of Physicians 5,050 0.20 $19.33 $40,200
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $18.04 $37,530


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 5,930 0.37 1.19 $16.26 $33,830
Texas 4,410 0.38 1.20 $14.35 $29,840
New York 3,950 0.43 1.39 $18.96 $39,440
Florida 2,860 0.35 1.11 $16.11 $33,500
Illinois 2,180 0.37 1.18 $16.60 $34,520




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 Hampshire 360 0.56 1.79 $13.93 $28,970
Arizona 1,500 0.56 1.80 $17.37 $36,140
New Jersey 2,110 0.53 1.70 (8) (8)
Colorado 1,330 0.53 1.70 $22.72 $47,260
Utah 670 0.49 1.55 $13.73 $28,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $28.00 $58,240
Vermont 120 0.41 1.30 $27.18 $56,540
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $24.33 $50,600
Colorado 1,330 0.53 1.70 $22.72 $47,260
Oregon 740 0.42 1.33 $21.72 $45,170





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 3,590 0.54 1.74 $18.70 $38,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.45 1.44 $16.74 $34,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.33 1.04 $16.23 $33,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,100 0.57 1.82 $17.40 $36,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 980 0.33 1.07 $15.50 $32,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 980 0.38 1.22 $15.29 $31,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.36 1.14 $12.68 $26,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 820 0.59 1.89 $15.22 $31,670
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 810 0.70 2.23 (8) (8)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.49 1.57 $16.37 $34,050




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 130 1.98 6.33 $10.95 $22,780
Grand Junction, CO 90 1.51 4.81 $12.50 $26,000
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 120 1.31 4.17 (8) (8)
Boulder, CO 220 1.27 4.05 $25.30 $52,620
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 150 1.13 3.59 $13.59 $28,260
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 1.07 3.40 $22.98 $47,790
Napa, CA 80 1.06 3.38 $19.97 $41,530
Barnstable Town, MA 100 1.00 3.20 $16.16 $33,610
Tucson, AZ 330 0.93 2.96 $18.01 $37,460
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 100 0.82 2.61 $20.51 $42,650




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 (8) (8) (8) $31.41 $65,320
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $30.64 $63,730
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (8) (8) (8) $25.79 $53,650
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,010
Boulder, CO 220 1.27 4.05 $25.30 $52,620
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 660 0.46 1.48 $24.87 $51,740
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 460 0.44 1.41 $24.59 $51,150
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 40 0.49 1.56 $24.58 $51,130
Jefferson City, MO (8) (8) (8) $24.39 $50,740
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $24.09 $50,110

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 2.69 $25.73 $53,510
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.62 $18.73 $38,960
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.89 $13.88 $28,860
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.74 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.03 $27.85 $57,920

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 100 0.84 2.69 $25.73 $53,510
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.03 $27.85 $57,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.89 $13.88 $28,860
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.74 (8) (8)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.62 $18.73 $38,960

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.71 $59,710
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.03 $27.85 $57,920
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 2.69 $25.73 $53,510
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.62 $18.73 $38,960
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.89 $13.88 $28,860


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017