Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists

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2019 Workforce
558k
Average Age
40.3
Estimated Job Growth
−2.18%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$27,742
Average Male Salary
$40,021
Average Female Salary
$26,581

About

Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists are most often employed by the Beauty salons industry. The average yearly wage for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists was $27,742 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists by wage are Other personal appearance workers, Helpers, construction trades, and Bartenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists are Santa Rosa City PUMA, CA, Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, and Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists are Santa Rosa City PUMA, CA, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Roanoke, Salem Cities & Vinton Town) PUMA, VA, and Charlotte County PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Beauty salons is the industry that employs the most Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists are paid most in Hollywood (South) & Pembroke Pines (East) Cities PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Santa Rosa City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,742
AVERAGE SALARY
± $898

In 2019, Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists earned an average of $27,742, $27,782 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Bartenders make somewhat more than Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists while Other personal appearance workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.392
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.392, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, by number of employees, are Beauty salons, Barber shops, and Clothing stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, by average wage, are Motion pictures & video industries, Traveler accommodation, and Other personal services.

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Industries by Share

558k
2019 Workforce
± 18,302
−4.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.79%

The number of people employed as Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists has been declining at a rate of −4.2%, from 582,219 people in 2018 to 557,783 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists employed by various industries. Beauty salons employs the largest share of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists at  95.2%, followed by Barber shops with 0.527% and Clothing stores with 0.491%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists in the US. The average age of male Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

48.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,389
510k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 17,497

91.4% of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

62% of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.8% of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists.

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Age by Gender

43.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.65
40
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.481

The median age of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 3.16 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists is Business but a relatively high number of Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Service Orientation, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Operations Analysis, and Learning Strategies.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists are expected to see a growth of −2.18% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists.
−2.18%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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