Cosmetologist salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 9,706 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Cosmetologists make?
The average total salary for a Cosmetologist is $29,000 per year. This is based on data from 9,706 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Cosmetologist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Cosmetologist salary can vary between $16,500 to $63,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Cosmetologist salary by location

Cosmetologist salary by company

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Highlights Salons, King County, WA
11 income tax records
$25K – $121K
Keystone Paying Agent, Orange County, FL
12 income tax records
$21K – $46K
Tucson Clips, Pima County, AZ
12 income tax records
$18K – $37K

Cosmetologist demographics in United States

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75% are single
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25% are married
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35% have kids
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29% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Cosmetologists in United States

9,706 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a cosmetologist in the United States is $29,000 per year. Cosmetologist salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $63,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,706 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as cosmetologist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for cosmetologists in the United States: Highlights Salons ($56,500 a year), Keystone Paying Agent ($35,500 a year), and Tucson Clips ($29,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for cosmetologists in the United States: Charleston Metro Area, SC ($37,500 a year), Nashville Metro Area, TN ($36,500 a year), and Austin Metro Area, TX ($36,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.