How much does a licensed cosmetologist make?
The national average salary for a Licensed Cosmetologist in the United States is $76,730 per year or $36.89 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 130,000. The top 10 percent earn over $165,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $35,000 annually. Retail companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Licensed Cosmetologists. Some of the states with the best Licensed Cosmetologist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Vermont, and Maine. The typical employment for a Licensed Cosmetologist is 4.8 years.