Cosmetology Salary

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The average yearly salary for Cosmetology is $37,400. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Cosmetology, you could expect a starting pay rate of $30,800 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $44,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Cosmetology Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Cosmetology Salary

$29,920 - $44,880

Starting Yearly Cosmetology Salary

$24,640 - $36,960

Top Yearly Cosmetology Salary

$35,200 - $52,800

Monthly Cosmetology Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Cosmetology Salary

$2,493 - $3,740

Starting Monthly Cosmetology Salary

$2,053 - $3,080

Top Monthly Cosmetology Salary

$2,933 - $4,400

Hourly Cosmetology Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Cosmetology Salary

$13 - $20

Starting Hourly Cosmetology Salary

$11 - $17

Top Hourly Cosmetology Salary

$16 - $24


Cosmetology Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Cosmetology age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Cosmetology are male in the United States, and 51% of the Cosmetology are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Cosmetology


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