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Arkansas Cosmetologist Salary

Arkansas will continue to create new employment opportunities for cosmetologists. Reports issued by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services project the number of cosmetologists employed in the state will climb in the years leading up to 2018. As a result, job candidates are needed to fill roughly 64 job openings annually.

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Average Salary for Cosmetologists in Arkansas by Experience

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services determined cosmetologists, including hairdressers and hairstylists, earned an average salary of $25,050/yr. in 2013.

However, inexperienced cosmetologists commonly earned a lower entry-level average salary of $16,790/yr. By contrast, more experienced cosmetologists often earned a higher advanced-level average salary closer to $29,180/yr.

Salary Percentiles for Cosmetologists in Arkansas

Cosmetologists working in Arkansas could potentially earn within a wide-ranging pay scale. In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the following salary percentiles for cosmetologists employed in Arkansas:

  • 10th Percentile: $16,300/yr.
  • 25th Percentile: $17,600/yr.
  • Median Percentile: $20,500/yr.
  • 75th Percentile: $31,200/yr.
  • 90th Percentile: $38,800/yr.

Average Salary for Manicurists in Arkansas by Experience

In 2013, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported manicurists earned an average salary of $20,030/yr. An average entry-level salary for this occupation is $16,830/yr. while an average experienced-level salary is $21,630/yr.

Average Salary for Cosmetologists in Arkansas by Region

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publicized regional salary averages for cosmetologists in Arkansas:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
490
24560
Fort Smith AR-OK
230
21290
Hot Springs AR
140
23550
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
610
28230
Memphis TN-MS-AR
1390
28490
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
140
25600
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
70
24410
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
50
20240
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
50
21880

Average Salary for Manicurists in Arkansas by Region

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics found salary averages for manicurists in Arkansas varied across regions:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fort Smith AR-OK
Estimate not released
17300
Memphis TN-MS-AR
130
29310

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