Cosmetologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$39,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
The Walt Disney Company
Highest Paying City
Bullhead City, AZ
Highest Paying State
Arizona
Average Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a cosmetologist make?
Cosmetologists in America make an average salary of $39,243 per year or $18.87 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $67,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Cosmetologists are Hospitality companies and Media companies. States with the highest Cosmetologist salaries include Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The typical employment for a Cosmetologist is 4.5 years.
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Average Cosmetologist Salary By Location

Cosmetologists in the US makes an average salary of $39,243 per year or $18.87 per hour. Bullhead City, AZ reports the highest Cosmetologist salaries at $43,026 per year. Even an entry-level Cosmetologist makes $23,000 per year in Bullhead City, AZ. The highest earning states when it comes to Cosmetologist salaries are Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Nebraska, Massachusetts, and South Dakota have the lowest Cosmetologist salaries.

Map of Cosmetologist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Cosmetologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Cosmetologist Salary By Company

Cosmetologists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Cosmetologists are Hospitality companies and Media companies. The Walt Disney Company and Morton's The Steakhouse are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Best Cuts pay their Cosmetologists very well.

Cosmetologist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Cosmetologist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Cosmetologist can range from $43,397 to $40,367 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.