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Arizona Cosmetologist Salary

A growing demand for cosmetologists continues to entice personal care professionals to pursue careers in Arizona. Between 2012 and 2022, the Department of Employment and Labor Statistics predicts the number of cosmetologists employed statewide will rise from 10,246 to reach 11,183.

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During this long-term projection period, the cosmetology occupation is expected to experience a 9.2% employment growth spurt. This exciting workforce trend will enable cosmetologists to pursue an average of 240 job openings annually through 2022.

Average Cosmetologist Salaries and Wages in Arizona

Some cosmetologists work full-time positions that offer salary pay. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS), in 2013, cosmetologists in Arizona earned an average salary of $20,000/yr. Additional salary percentiles include:

  • 10th Percentile: $16,900/yr.
  • 25th Percentile: $18,000/yr.
  • 75th Percentile: $27,100/yr.
  • 90th Percentile: $40,400/yr.

Cosmetologists that work part-time jobs typically earn hourly wages. According to the USBLS, in 2013, cosmetologists in Arizona earned an average wage of $9.62/hr. Additional wage percentiles include:

  • 10th Percentile: $8.13/hr.
  • 25th Percentile: $8.63/hr.
  • 75th Percentile: $13.01/hr.
  • 90th Percentile: $19.40/hr.

Average Manicurist Wages and Salaries in Arizona

Many cosmetologists work as hairdressers, hairstylists and/or manicurists. In 2013, the USBLS reported the following wage and salary statistics for manicurists in Arizona:

  • 10th Percentile: $17,100/yr. or $8.21/hr.
  • 25th Percentile: $18,400/yr. or $8.83/hr.
  • Median Percentile: $20,800/yr. or $9.98/hr.
  • 75th Percentile: $23,500/yr. or $11.28/hr.
  • 90th Percentile: $55,300/yr. or $26.58/hr.

Geographic Pay Differences for Cosmetologists in Arizona

In 2013, the USBLS documented the geographic pay differences for cosmetologists in Arizona:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Flagstaff AZ
80
29930
Lake Havasu City - Kingman AZ
30
Estimate not released
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale AZ
4820
24890
Prescott AZ
120
21700
Tucson AZ
1150
29870
Yuma AZ
50
25050
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
40
23860

Geographic Pay Differences for Manicurists in Arizona

In 2013, the USBLS found cosmetologist experienced geographic pay differences in Arizona:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lake Havasu City - Kingman AZ
70
20290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale AZ
1180
25610
Tucson AZ
160
Estimate not released

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