The number of cosmetology jobs in Idaho is expected to increase by 9.8% over the ten-year period ending in 2022, according to the state’s Department of Labor. The Department expects an average of 82 jobs a year to become available in Idaho. More than 70% of them will be due to the need to replace cosmetologists who will be entering retirement.
The average 2014 cosmetologist salary in Idaho was $21,611. Those entering the workforce averaged $16,848 a year.
The take home pay for these professionals is generally higher than the reported averages, since customers frequently tip 10 to 25%.
Cosmetologist salaries in Idaho varied throughout the state. The highest average and entry salaries were in the southeastern nonmetropolitan part of Idaho:
Hair and Nail Professional Employment Levels in Idaho
In 2014, 1,420 cosmetologists working as hairdressers, and hairstylists were employed in Idaho. The highest concentration of these professionals was in the Boise City area with 47.2% of Idaho’s hair and nail professionals located there.
The rest of these beauticians were dispersed throughout the state. For instance, the metropolitan area with the second highest concentration of cosmetologists, hairdressers, and manicurists was the Coeur D’Alene.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed analysis of 2013 Idaho cosmetology salary levels by percentiles in key regions of the state: