Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

39-5094 Skincare Specialists

Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
31,450 4.3 % $15.42 $32,080 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $10.01 $14.03 $19.15 $24.57
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $20,820 $29,190 $39,840 $51,110


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 22,460 3.69 $14.59 $30,340
Offices of Physicians 3,670 0.16 $18.60 $38,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,460 0.14 $17.78 $36,980
Traveler Accommodation 1,360 0.08 $15.78 $32,810
Health and Personal Care Stores 710 0.07 $14.43 $30,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 22,460 3.69 $14.59 $30,340
Offices of Physicians 3,670 0.16 $18.60 $38,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,460 0.14 $17.78 $36,980
Other Personal Services 230 0.10 $13.55 $28,180
Traveler Accommodation 1,360 0.08 $15.78 $32,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $19.47 $40,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $18.90 $39,300
Offices of Physicians 3,670 0.16 $18.60 $38,680
Department Stores 340 0.02 $18.24 $37,950
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,460 0.14 $17.78 $36,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,220 0.30 1.22 $16.28 $33,850
Florida 2,560 0.36 1.46 $15.01 $31,220
Texas 2,350 0.23 0.93 $15.97 $33,220
New York 2,200 0.26 1.06 $17.20 $35,770
Massachusetts 1,770 0.56 2.28 $18.02 $37,470




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,770 0.56 2.28 $18.02 $37,470
Hawaii 260 0.44 1.81 $14.54 $30,250
Arizona 1,010 0.43 1.74 $16.93 $35,220
Nevada 460 0.41 1.67 $12.79 $26,590
Connecticut 670 0.41 1.69 $12.95 $26,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $46,680
Alaska 60 0.18 0.73 $20.29 $42,200
Arkansas 110 0.10 0.41 $20.20 $42,020
Oregon 300 0.19 0.76 $19.77 $41,130
Maine 90 0.16 0.65 $18.97 $39,460





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.47 1.92 $15.28 $31,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.31 1.26 $17.89 $37,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.33 1.33 $16.96 $35,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,110 0.66 2.70 $18.47 $38,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 1.48 $14.80 $30,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 780 0.46 1.87 $16.04 $33,360
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 690 0.57 2.33 $19.42 $40,400
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.61 2.51 $17.05 $35,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 570 0.33 1.36 $14.90 $30,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 570 0.42 1.70 $18.03 $37,500




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 180 1.58 6.44 $13.97 $29,050
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.23 5.03 $17.86 $37,150
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 260 1.11 4.52 $14.93 $31,050
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 100 1.04 4.24 $17.89 $37,220
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 220 0.86 3.51 $10.75 $22,360
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.80 3.28 $13.35 $27,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,110 0.66 2.70 $18.47 $38,410
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.66 2.70 $18.13 $37,710
Springfield, IL 70 0.65 2.65 $15.65 $32,560
Athens-Clarke County, GA 50 0.65 2.65 $10.79 $22,440




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $26.85 $55,850
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 1.19 $23.68 $49,260
Asheville, NC 30 0.18 0.74 $23.04 $47,920
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 1.30 $22.25 $46,270
Tallahassee, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.48 $44,680
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $21.39 $44,490
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $21.17 $44,030
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 250 0.25 1.03 $20.67 $43,000
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.55 $42,740
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.18 $41,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 5.45 $19.45 $40,460
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.34 $16.83 $35,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 5.45 $19.45 $40,460
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.34 $16.83 $35,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 5.45 $19.45 $40,460
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.34 $16.83 $35,000
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.87 $22,610
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.49 $19,740


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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