Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
38,290 3.8 % $16.26 $33,810 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.50 $9.75 $13.97 $19.96 $28.31
Annual Wage (2) $17,680 $20,280 $29,050 $41,510 $58,880


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 26,580 4.07 $15.82 $32,910
Offices of Physicians 3,800 0.15 $19.76 $41,090
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,500 0.24 $13.41 $27,880
Traveler Accommodation 1,670 0.09 $17.34 $36,070
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,390 0.12 $17.14 $35,650

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 26,580 4.07 $15.82 $32,910
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,500 0.24 $13.41 $27,880
Offices of Physicians 3,800 0.15 $19.76 $41,090
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,390 0.12 $17.14 $35,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 800 0.10 $16.26 $33,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $22.89 $47,600
Outpatient Care Centers 310 0.04 $22.24 $46,260
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $20.56 $42,760
Offices of Physicians 3,800 0.15 $19.76 $41,090
Employment Services (8) (8) $17.90 $37,240


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 5,040 0.33 1.18 $16.40 $34,110
Texas 4,330 0.39 1.36 $15.75 $32,760
New York 2,750 0.31 1.10 $16.57 $34,460
Florida 2,500 0.33 1.15 $15.64 $32,530
Illinois 2,220 0.38 1.36 $14.82 $30,830



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)
Arizona 1,250 0.50 1.75 $17.44 $36,280
Oregon 830 0.49 1.74 $24.42 $50,790
Hawaii 300 0.49 1.72 $17.07 $35,510
Nevada 540 0.45 1.59 $14.84 $30,880
Colorado 1,030 0.43 1.53 $15.30 $31,830



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.51 $26.22 $54,550
Oregon 830 0.49 1.74 $24.42 $50,790
Virginia 840 0.23 0.82 $22.29 $46,360
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $46,330
Ohio 1,150 0.22 0.78 $20.59 $42,830




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 1,720 0.32 1.13 $17.20 $35,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.45 1.59 $14.89 $30,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.68 2.42 $18.06 $37,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.33 1.16 $16.65 $34,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,000 0.35 1.24 $13.88 $28,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 920 0.50 1.78 $17.16 $35,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 680 0.65 2.29 $25.53 $53,100
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 590 0.66 2.33 $14.83 $30,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.38 1.35 $16.65 $34,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 0.37 1.31 $15.80 $32,870



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)
Anderson, IN 50 1.25 4.42 $8.37 $17,410
Alexandria, LA 70 1.22 4.30 $8.86 $18,430
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 1.18 4.17 $17.41 $36,210
Napa, CA 80 1.18 4.18 $18.48 $38,440
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 500 0.92 3.26 $12.35 $25,690
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 120 0.88 3.12 $15.15 $31,510
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.86 3.04 $16.01 $33,300
Bellingham, WA 60 0.81 2.85 $14.90 $30,980
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 150 0.78 2.77 $13.43 $27,930
Tucson, AZ 250 0.71 2.51 $19.26 $40,060



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)
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $26.31 $54,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.21 0.75 $26.01 $54,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 680 0.65 2.29 $25.53 $53,100
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $23.92 $49,760
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 0.28 1.01 $23.85 $49,610
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $23.12 $48,080
Portsmouth, NH-ME 30 0.58 2.04 $22.91 $47,650
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 0.69 $22.32 $46,430
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) $21.93 $45,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.25 0.89 $21.65 $45,040

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 3.04 $9.86 $20,510
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 2.58 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.48 $29.20 $60,730
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 2.21 $14.49 $30,140
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.11 $11.74 $24,410

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 3.04 $9.86 $20,510
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 2.58 (8) (8)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 2.21 $14.49 $30,140
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.48 $29.20 $60,730
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.11 $11.74 $24,410

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.48 $29.20 $60,730
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.34 $56,880
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $43,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.68 $34,690
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.64 $32,530


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015