Information About Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists

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Training

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
Training for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists
Percent
Less than High School 7.8
High School 48.2
Some College 28.9
Associates Degree 8.7
Bachelors Degree 4.5
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.3

Employment

Represents about 630,000 people in the United States- 43.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 127,000 more hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 219,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists make $12.72 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists $8.04 $8.86 $10.80 $14.40 $19.90
Personal care and service occupations $7.91 $8.62 $9.96 $13.00 $18.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists make $26,460 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists $16,710 $18,420 $22,570 $30,000 $41,490
Personal care and service occupations $16,440 $17,930 $20,730 $27,200 $37,980
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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