Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services.

$24,850

Median US Salary

Postsecondary nondegree award

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Currently employed

351,910

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

13%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

50,000 or more

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

New Jersey $33,240

Washington $32,760

Massachusetts $31,770

District of Columbia $30,950

Alaska $30,920

Delaware $30,200

Virginia $30,030

South Dakota $28,630

Minnesota $28,510

New Hampshire $28,280

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Cities with the most jobs for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

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10 Highest Paying Cities

(Median salary)

Fairbanks, AK: $55,760

Walla Walla, WA: $45,100

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC: $44,760

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ: $38,640

Boulder, CO: $37,560

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA: $36,200

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA: $35,280

Fort Collins, CO: $35,030

Madison, WI: $34,710

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA: $34,170

Maxxing your 401k as Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

76.5%

Per paycheck

$731.16

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $955.77
Pre Tax Retirement $731.16
Before Taxes $224.61
Taxes $67.38
Take Home $157.23

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Want to know more about how much Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists make? We breakdown salary, employement numbers, etc. by state and city. Also includes a free paycheck calculator so you can play with the numbers.