Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists

Training Requirements for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
Percent
Less than High School 7.3
High School 43.5
Some College 33.0
Associates Degree 10.3
Bachelors Degree 5.1
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment Outlook for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists

This represents about 597,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 58,000 more hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 212,000 more.

Typical Income for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists

Hourly Income

On average,hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists make $14.23 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists $8.62 $9.40 $11.66 $16.43 $23.58
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Personal appearance workers $8.70 $9.46 $11.48 $15.92 $22.97
Barbers, hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists $8.63 $9.41 $11.68 $16.52 $23.53
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists make $29,590 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists $17,930 $19,550 $24,260 $34,170 $49,050
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Personal appearance workers $18,090 $19,670 $23,880 $33,110 $47,770
Barbers, hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists $17,940 $19,570 $24,300 $34,350 $48,940
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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