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Delaware Cosmetologist Salary

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked Delaware as the state with the third highest concentration of jobs for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in the country.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics also ranked Delaware as the third highest paying state for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in the country in that same year.

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Current Wage Climate for Cosmetologists in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Labor’s most recent Statewide Wage Publication reported the state employed 1,640 hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in 2013. At that time, these personal care professionals were earning an average wage of $17.16/hr. Additional wage findings included:

  • Entry-Level Wage: $9.01/hr.
  • Median Wage: $14.34/hr.
  • Experienced Wage: $21.23/hr.

Cosmetologists can earn within a wide salary range in Delaware. Here, government reported salary statistics do not reflect additional profits derived from service tips gifted to cosmetologists.

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics found cosmetologists earning in the following salary percentiles:

  • 10th Percentile: $17,300/yr.
  • 25th Percentile: $21,200/yr.
  • Median Percentile: $29,800/yr.
  • 75th Percentile: $43,000/yr.
  • 90th Percentile: $59,100/yr.

Take home pay is considerably higher when factoring in tips.

Current Wage Climate for Nail Technicians in Delaware

According to the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, cosmetologists that intend to work in as a manicurist must acquire an occupational nail technician license and an occupational cosmetology license to practice in the state.

In 2013, the Delaware Department of Labor found manicurists earning an average wage of $10.61/hr. Additional wage statistics for that year included:

  • Entry-Level Wage: $8.90/hr.
  • Median Wage: $10.23/hr.
  • Experienced Wage: $11.46/hr.

Cosmetologist Pay by Location in Delaware

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that cosmetologists in Delaware received pay variations according to location:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Dover DE
270
30900
Wilmington DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division
1280
34090
Sussex County Delaware nonmetropolitan area
280
Estimate not released

Nail Technician Salaries by Metro Location in Delaware

In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics released nail technician pay details for the Wilmington metropolitan division:

Area name
Hourly mean wage
Hourly median wage
Wilmington DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division
10.56
10.42

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