Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
31,810 4.2 % $15.25 $31,720 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.39 $9.50 $13.77 $18.53 $24.95
Annual Wage (2) $17,460 $19,770 $28,640 $38,550 $51,900


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 22,520 3.60 $14.40 $29,950
Offices of Physicians 3,600 0.15 $18.95 $39,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,430 0.13 $16.31 $33,920
Traveler Accommodation 1,360 0.08 $15.18 $31,580
Health and Personal Care Stores 820 0.08 $14.96 $31,120

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 22,520 3.60 $14.40 $29,950
Offices of Physicians 3,600 0.15 $18.95 $39,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,430 0.13 $16.31 $33,920
Other Personal Services 210 0.08 $13.85 $28,820
Traveler Accommodation 1,360 0.08 $15.18 $31,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 320 0.05 $20.52 $42,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $19.47 $40,500
Offices of Physicians 3,600 0.15 $18.95 $39,420
Department Stores 330 0.02 $17.87 $37,180
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $16.58 $34,500


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 4,370 0.31 1.25 $16.63 $34,600
Texas 2,670 0.25 1.04 $15.70 $32,650
Florida 2,450 0.34 1.38 $14.26 $29,650
New York 2,310 0.27 1.11 $16.43 $34,170
Massachusetts 1,810 0.56 2.31 $17.39 $36,170




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)
Hawaii 340 0.59 2.40 $14.51 $30,180
Massachusetts 1,810 0.56 2.31 $17.39 $36,170
Nevada 460 0.41 1.66 $11.51 $23,950
Connecticut 600 0.37 1.52 $14.40 $29,950
Arizona 880 0.36 1.49 $16.55 $34,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $22.68 $47,170
Oregon 310 0.19 0.78 $20.28 $42,180
District of Columbia 140 0.22 0.91 $19.79 $41,160
New Hampshire 120 0.19 0.78 $19.43 $40,410
Arkansas 120 0.11 0.43 $19.02 $39,560





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.49 2.01 $15.57 $32,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.30 1.24 $18.16 $37,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,020 0.60 2.44 $18.18 $37,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 840 0.23 0.95 $15.79 $32,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 820 0.35 1.43 $16.13 $33,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 770 0.45 1.83 $16.76 $34,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 530 0.38 1.55 $17.27 $35,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 480 0.37 1.53 $15.40 $32,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 460 0.36 1.49 $15.68 $32,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.43 1.75 $21.25 $44,200




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)
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.09 4.48 $21.46 $44,630
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 240 1.01 4.13 $16.76 $34,870
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 430 0.84 3.44 $13.49 $28,050
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.82 3.36 $15.82 $32,910
Napa, CA 50 0.79 3.22 $16.21 $33,710
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.78 3.20 $12.97 $26,970
Worcester, MA-CT 170 0.69 2.82 $15.20 $31,620
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.67 2.74 $14.86 $30,910
Honolulu, HI 270 0.62 2.54 $13.45 $27,970
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.61 2.50 $14.34 $29,830




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.27 1.10 $25.97 $54,020
Jefferson City, MO (8) (8) (8) $25.67 $53,400
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $25.16 $52,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.28 1.17 $23.40 $48,670
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.09 4.48 $21.46 $44,630
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.43 1.75 $21.25 $44,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.29 1.17 $20.80 $43,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,890
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $19.81 $41,210
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 70 0.08 0.33 $19.51 $40,580

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.32 5.41 $18.60 $38,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.99 $18.31 $38,080

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.32 5.41 $18.60 $38,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.99 $18.31 $38,080

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.79 $41,160
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.32 5.41 $18.60 $38,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.99 $18.31 $38,080
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.47 $25,930
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.06 $25,090


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013