Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Cosmetologist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$54,072 / yrTotal Pay
$46,387 / yrBase Pay
$7,685 / yrAdditional Pay

$54,072

 / yr
$31K$95K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Cosmetologist is $54,072 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $46,387 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $7,685 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Cosmetologist

Some related job titles are Cosmetology Salaries with median pay of $57,659, Esthetician Salaries with median pay of $67,632, Hairdresser Salaries with median pay of $54,169, Hairstylist Salaries with median pay of $52,916.

Top Paying Companies

For a Cosmetologist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Cosmetologist in United States. Employers include XpresSpa, Floyd's 99 Barbershop and SelfEmployed.com.

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XpresSpa
XpresSpa
$52,039/yr
3
$49,826/yr
5
Trade Secret
$48,192/yr
10
Self Opportunity
$46,665/yr
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What is the pay outlook for Skilled Labor & Manufacturing?

Skilled labor jobs like manufacturing, construction and warehousing are in high demand. Warehousing and logistics jobs are projected to grow rapidly with the growth of e-commerce and often pay higher salaries than other jobs that don't require a college degree. While a college degree is not generally required, training in new skills or earning certifications and licenses can be a way to earn a higher salary. While job opportunities are projected to grow, automation remains a risk to the long-term job outlook.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$581,020

/hr

$20 | $581K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cosmetology

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$45

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Licensed Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Lash Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Cosmetologist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Cosmetologist is $46,387 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Cosmetologist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 712 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Cosmetologist employees.

The highest salary for a Cosmetologist in United States is $80,843 per year.

The lowest salary for a Cosmetologist in United States is $26,904 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Cosmetologist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Cosmetologist.

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