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Connecticut Cosmetologist Salary

The Connecticut Department of Labor recently announced that hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists were among the occupations with the largest employment levels in the state.

In 2012, there were approximately 10,033 cosmetology professionals employed in Connecticut. Between 2012 and 2022, roughly 289 annual cosmetology job openings are anticipated.

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Salary and Wage Averages for Cosmetologists in CT

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, cosmetologists are currently earning an average annual salary of $29,182.

  • Non-salaried cosmetologists are earning an average wage of $14.04/hr
  • The entry-level average wage for this occupation is $8.79/hr
  • Cosmetologists earning a mid-range wage are typically paid between $9.16/hr. and $17.03/hr

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics found cosmetologists in Colorado were earning vastly different salaries depending on what earning percentile they fell into (2013):

  • 10th Percentile: $18,000/yr.
  • 25th Percentile: $18,900/yr.
  • Median Percentile: $23,800/yr.
  • 75th Percentile: $35,200/yr.
  • 90th Percentile: $48,100/yr.

Salary and Wage Averages for Manicurists in CT

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Connecticut was among the top five states with the highest concentration of manicurist jobs in the country. Some salon professionals in Colorado work as nail technicians. According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, manicurists are currently earning an average annual salary of $20,808. Wage averages are as follows:

  • Mid-Range Wage: $8.84/hr. to $$9.93/hr.
  • Entry-Level Wage: $8.82/hr.
  • Average Wage: $10.01/hr.

Geographic Impact on Cosmetologist Wages and Salaries in Connecticut:

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported cosmetologist wages and salaries differed across geographic locations:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
1870
28830
Danbury CT
350
22740
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
1300
29440
New Haven CT
1310
32680
Norwich-New London CT-RI
570
26160
Springfield MA-CT
850
27070
Waterbury CT
330
26940
Worcester MA-CT
690
33650
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
90
23970
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
90
20190

Geographic Impact on Nail Technician Wages and Salaries in Connecticut:

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported manicurist wages and salaries differed across geographic locations:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
1330
19580
Danbury CT
100
18440
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
90
35870
New Haven CT
Estimate not released
24570
Norwich-New London CT-RI
80
24710
Springfield MA-CT
70
27630
Worcester MA-CT
Estimate not released
21600

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