The need for cosmetologists in Maine is expected to increase 6.7% in the period between 2012 and 2022, according to the state’s Department of Labor. It was reported that the average 2013 cosmetology salary in Maine was higher than the national average at $28,160. Entry-level cosmetologists in the 25th percentile earned $19,530 on average, while experienced cosmetologists in the 75th percentile averaged $32,360.
The cosmetologist salaries are generally greater than those reported here, because tips from customers can add substantially to their income.
Maine Cosmetology Salaries by County
Cosmetologist salaries in Maine varied greatly depending on which county the professionals were employed in:
Hair and Nail Professional Employment Throughout Maine
In 2013, 1,050 cosmetologists, hairdressers, and hair stylists were employed in Maine. Most of them were in Cumberland County, which was home to 310 of these professionals. This was twice as many as the county with the next greatest number of hair and nail professionals—Penobscot County. Three of Maine’s counties had from 130 to 150 of these professionals:
- Androscoggin County
- Penobscot County
- York County
Androscoggin County had the fewest number of cosmetologists, hairdressers, and hair stylists with only 20 employed in the county in 2013.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an analysis of 2013 cosmetologist and manicurist/pedicurist salaries throughout Maine: