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October 30, 2016

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Cosmetologist Job Description

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services. Manicurists and Pedicurists Clean and shape customers’ fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

Cosmetologist Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Cosmetologist is $24576 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $50601. The lowest salary reported was $15461. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Cosmetologist is $12.22 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $25.16. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $7.69. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Cosmetologist are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $350 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Cosmetologist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $12,365 – $95,570
Florida – $13,809 – $49,616
Georgia – $13,478 – $29,479
Illinois – $9,804 – $54,025
Pennsylvania – $12,000 – $30,968
Tennessee – $18,000 – $27,000
Texas – $18,000 – $32,000

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These are the highest paying cities for a Cosmetologist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Atlanta, Georgia –
Chicago, Illinois –
Little Rock, Arkansas –
Miami, Florida –
Gainesville, Florida –
Omaha, Nebraska –
New York, New York –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Cosmetologist from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $24576 while in 2007 it was just $22791.35

Specialized Fields

Cosmetology is often glamorous and has several areas that people will specialize in. There are those that have a specialty in hair styling, while others will specialize in the skin. Cosmetics, including the full range of make-up is also a specialty area. Many people will focus on the area of work done by a manicurist, still others will have a more general approach and offer services in many areas. For those who intend to have their own business in the future, it is best to learn how to do everything. The business that offers the widest range of services are usually those that make the most money. A cosmetologist salary is at its highest when a person has a successful business and has others working for them.

How To Become a Cosmotologist

Most people looking for a career in cosmetology start with a specialized school for this type of training. It is best to go to a school that has an accredited program. The organization that is most important for accreditation is the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. You should also research the licensing requirements in the state that you live in. Some states have a license requirement for cosmetology in general, while others have separate licensing requirements for different areas of the field. After completing your courses at school, you will then need to pass your state’s examinations. Once licensed, you can begin working as a cosmetologist.

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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2%

98%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 2% of Cosmetologists were males while 98% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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