Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
349,420 1.2 % $12.74 $26,510 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.86 $8.81 $10.94 $14.66 $19.97
Annual Wage (2) $16,350 $18,320 $22,760 $30,490 $41,540


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 315,540 52.04 $12.86 $26,760
Department Stores 17,410 1.15 $10.11 $21,040
Health and Personal Care Stores 5,180 0.53 $13.06 $27,170
Employment Services 1,800 0.07 $12.58 $26,160
Nursing Care Facilities 1,390 0.08 $12.89 $26,820

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 315,540 52.04 $12.86 $26,760
Department Stores 17,410 1.15 $10.11 $21,040
Technical and Trade Schools 1,040 0.67 $13.17 $27,390
Health and Personal Care Stores 5,180 0.53 $13.06 $27,170
Other Personal Services 390 0.17 $12.36 $25,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $15.61 $32,480
Death Care Services 210 0.16 $15.56 $32,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $14.93 $31,060
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $14.81 $30,800
Offices of Physicians 70 (7) $14.77 $30,710


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)
Texas 25,570 2.53 0.92 $12.35 $25,690
New York 25,160 3.02 1.10 $13.71 $28,520
Pennsylvania 23,390 4.27 1.55 $11.84 $24,620
California 23,110 1.65 0.60 $12.11 $25,180
Florida 21,050 2.96 1.08 $12.81 $26,650




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 17,450 4.63 1.68 $14.02 $29,170
Pennsylvania 23,390 4.27 1.55 $11.84 $24,620
Wisconsin 10,580 4.06 1.48 $11.84 $24,640
Connecticut 6,390 4.00 1.45 $13.68 $28,460
Ohio 18,750 3.81 1.39 $11.89 $24,730




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 860 1.34 0.49 $18.11 $37,680
Hawaii 1,110 1.93 0.70 $16.58 $34,490
Washington 8,840 3.28 1.19 $16.19 $33,680
Vermont 730 2.55 0.93 $14.98 $31,150
South Carolina 3,320 1.90 0.69 $14.90 $31,000

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,740 3.16 1.15 $15.02 $31,240
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 11,510 3.25 1.18 $14.06 $29,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,240 4.01 1.46 $13.61 $28,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,010 2.81 1.02 $12.43 $25,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,990 4.17 1.52 $12.97 $26,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,230 2.72 0.99 $14.77 $30,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,600 2.80 1.02 $13.95 $29,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,430 2.47 0.90 $11.76 $24,450
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 5,360 5.57 2.03 $14.16 $29,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,290 3.93 1.43 $17.89 $37,210




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)
Palm Coast, FL 170 9.78 3.56 $11.01 $22,900
Ocean City, NJ 260 6.92 2.52 $13.06 $27,170
Sheboygan, WI 380 6.86 2.50 $12.56 $26,120
Mansfield, OH 320 6.48 2.36 $10.47 $21,780
Danbury, CT 400 6.19 2.25 $13.22 $27,510
Altoona, PA 350 6.07 2.21 $9.79 $20,350
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 760 5.82 2.12 $11.66 $24,250
Springfield, OH 270 5.71 2.08 $14.69 $30,550
Appleton, WI 630 5.63 2.05 $13.96 $29,040
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,840 5.61 2.04 $11.49 $23,900