Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

39-5012 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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
335,000 1.5 % $11.41 $23,720 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.30 $7.63 $9.85 $13.15 $17.85
Annual Wage (2) $13,100 $15,880 $20,500 $27,360 $37,140

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Personal care services 302,710 $11.25 $23,400
Technical and trade schools 2,170 $10.81 $22,490
Health and personal care stores 2,120 $10.17 $21,160
Clothing stores 830 $13.62 $28,340
Nursing care facilities 810 $11.46 $23,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other personal services (7) $15.58 $32,400
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers 50 $13.74 $28,590
Clothing stores 830 $13.62 $28,340
Other amusement and recreation industries 760 $13.53 $28,150
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 90 $13.45 $27,970

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Pennsylvania 22,810 $9.29 $19,320 0.412%
Maryland 10,070 $10.59 $22,030 0.406%
New Jersey 15,650 $11.98 $24,920 0.401%
North Dakota 1,290 $10.59 $22,020 0.398%
Wisconsin 10,650 $10.84 $22,540 0.392%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 870 $23.49 $48,860 0.143%
Hawaii 1,010 $14.77 $30,730 0.176%
New York 23,160 $14.30 $29,740 0.279%
Connecticut 5,970 $13.82 $28,750 0.364%
Vermont 680 $13.54 $28,150 0.230%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kenosha, WI PMSA 380 $11.70 $24,330 0.709%
Missoula, MT MSA 350 $8.87 $18,450 0.644%
Danbury, CT PMSA 520 $14.05 $29,210 0.570%
Erie, PA MSA 720 $8.79 $18,290 0.565%
Nashua, NH PMSA 560 $10.52 $21,880 0.561%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Trenton, NJ PMSA 660 $17.01 $35,390 0.299%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 910 $16.92 $35,190 0.457%
Burlington, VT MSA 250 $16.60 $34,520 0.231%
Ann Arbor, MI PMSA 1,150 $15.65 $32,540 0.411%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,200 $15.13 $31,480 0.126%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Personal Care and Service Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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