Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
33,680 4.2 % $15.86 $32,990 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.42 $13.92 $18.83 $27.37
Annual Wage (2) $17,480 $19,590 $28,940 $39,160 $56,930


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 24,010 3.76 $15.09 $31,390
Offices of Physicians 3,520 0.15 $19.71 $40,990
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,630 0.15 $16.18 $33,660
Traveler Accommodation 1,470 0.08 $16.15 $33,600
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,030 0.10 $16.17 $33,630

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 24,010 3.76 $15.09 $31,390
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,630 0.15 $16.18 $33,660
Offices of Physicians 3,520 0.15 $19.71 $40,990
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,030 0.10 $16.17 $33,630
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 670 0.09 $16.58 $34,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $22.80 $47,430
Outpatient Care Centers 260 0.04 $21.93 $45,620
Offices of Physicians 3,520 0.15 $19.71 $40,990
Employment Services 340 0.01 $17.94 $37,320
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $16.83 $35,010


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)
Texas 3,800 0.35 1.37 $16.45 $34,210
California 3,750 0.25 1.00 $16.96 $35,270
Florida 2,480 0.33 1.31 $14.66 $30,500
New York 2,120 0.25 0.97 $16.09 $33,470
Massachusetts 1,600 0.49 1.93 $18.75 $39,010




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 1,600 0.49 1.93 $18.75 $39,010
Nevada 520 0.45 1.78 $13.97 $29,050
Missouri 1,020 0.39 1.52 $15.71 $32,670
Colorado 890 0.39 1.53 $15.19 $31,600
Hawaii 230 0.38 1.51 $15.93 $33,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 140 0.23 0.90 $20.34 $42,300
District of Columbia 130 0.20 0.79 $19.14 $39,820
Arkansas 90 0.08 0.30 $18.87 $39,250
Massachusetts 1,600 0.49 1.93 $18.75 $39,010
Virginia 1,120 0.31 1.22 $17.97 $37,370





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.24 0.95 $17.75 $36,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,230 0.69 2.71 $16.38 $34,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.29 1.14 $15.30 $31,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.25 0.97 $15.47 $32,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.51 2.00 $19.90 $41,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.32 1.24 $14.72 $30,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.36 1.40 $19.16 $39,850
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 640 0.50 1.97 $14.71 $30,590
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 620 0.72 2.84 $14.46 $30,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 580 0.40 1.59 $14.70 $30,590




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)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 1.13 4.45 $17.63 $36,670
Anderson, IN 40 1.10 4.33 $8.31 $17,290
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 490 0.94 3.70 $11.69 $24,320
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.79 3.13 $17.32 $36,030
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 90 0.76 2.99 $8.39 $17,440
Napa, CA 50 0.75 2.94 $16.20 $33,690
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 620 0.72 2.84 $14.46 $30,080
Tucson, AZ 250 0.70 2.76 $18.67 $38,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,230 0.69 2.71 $16.38 $34,060
Lexington-Fayette, KY 160 0.64 2.52 $13.35 $27,770




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)
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $27.56 $57,330
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.10 0.38 $25.94 $53,960
Jefferson City, MO (8) (8) (8) $25.82 $53,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 440 0.43 1.69 $25.44 $52,910
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.30 1.18 $23.91 $49,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.16 0.65 $22.74 $47,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.36 1.43 $22.73 $47,270
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.32 1.28 $22.63 $47,070
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $21.64 $45,010
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $21.53 $44,770

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.09 $24.48 $50,930
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.69 $11.77 $24,470
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.14 $15.36 $31,940
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.10 $10.96 $22,800
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.94 $9.10 $18,920

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 40 0.54 2.14 $15.36 $31,940
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.09 $24.48 $50,930
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.69 $11.77 $24,470
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.10 $10.96 $22,800
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.94 $9.10 $18,920

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.09 $24.48 $50,930
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.47 $34,260
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.14 $15.36 $31,940
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.04 $31,280
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.48 $25,960


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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