Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
343,140 1.1 % $13.43 $27,940 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $8.98 $11.12 $15.47 $22.04
Annual Wage (2) $17,160 $18,680 $23,120 $32,170 $45,840


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 313,780 48.08 $13.40 $27,860
Health and Personal Care Stores 6,380 0.63 $12.74 $26,510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,130 0.07 $13.53 $28,130
Traveler Accommodation 1,030 0.06 $14.16 $29,460
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,020 0.27 (8) (8)

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 313,780 48.08 $13.40 $27,860
Health and Personal Care Stores 6,380 0.63 $12.74 $26,510
Technical and Trade Schools 450 0.31 $12.42 $25,820
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,020 0.27 (8) (8)
Other Personal Services 490 0.17 $13.57 $28,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.09 $31.05 $64,580
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 50 0.01 $21.20 $44,090
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $19.25 $40,040
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services (8) (8) $17.07 $35,500
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $16.22 $33,730


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 24,510 1.62 0.64 $13.29 $27,640
Pennsylvania 24,340 4.31 1.70 $12.72 $26,450
New York 24,030 2.73 1.07 $13.96 $29,030
Florida 22,420 2.92 1.15 $13.29 $27,630
Texas 21,310 1.90 0.75 $13.35 $27,770



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 24,340 4.31 1.70 $12.72 $26,450
Delaware 1,750 4.13 1.63 $17.22 $35,810
New Jersey 15,150 3.92 1.54 $15.69 $32,640
Wisconsin 10,500 3.85 1.52 $12.40 $25,790
Minnesota 10,210 3.74 1.47 $12.57 $26,150



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 900 1.47 0.58 $18.81 $39,130
District of Columbia 890 1.32 0.52 $17.85 $37,130
Delaware 1,750 4.13 1.63 $17.22 $35,810
Virginia 11,400 3.13 1.23 $16.72 $34,770
Washington 8,600 2.97 1.17 $16.69 $34,720




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 14,580 2.70 1.06 $16.02 $33,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,840 3.16 1.24 $13.44 $27,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,440 4.53 1.79 $13.51 $28,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,910 4.34 1.71 $12.93 $26,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,980 2.93 1.16 $16.97 $35,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,680 1.65 0.65 $13.23 $27,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,990 2.51 0.99 $13.23 $27,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,960 3.32 1.31 $15.82 $32,900
Pittsburgh, PA 5,860 5.18 2.04 $11.92 $24,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,760 2.03 0.80 $14.67 $30,510