Experienced Michigan cosmetologists with earnings in the 90th percentile averaged $41,180 a year in 2013 according to the state’s Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The average cosmetologist salary in Michigan was $24,980. Those in the 10th percentile earned $16,490 on average.
These salaries are an underestimate of the actual take-home earnings, since it is customary to tip these professionals.
Cosmetologist salaries in Michigan varied a great deal between different areas of the state, according to the DTMB:
Cosmetology Job Growth Projections in Michigan
The number of cosmetology jobs is increasing at a rate of 14.4% in Michigan between 2010 and 2010. This rate is higher than the national average for this profession. All regions of Michigan are expected to experience growth, with the exception of the Upper Peninsula.
The rate of growth is substantially higher than the state’s average in the Ann Arbor area. The DTMB forecasts an increase of 23.5% in this metropolitan area. The number of jobs is predicted to increase by 16% in the northwest Lower Peninsula and by 15.1% in the Grand Rapids area. The field of cosmetology in southeast Michigan will have a growth rate comparable to the state as a whole.
Michigan Cosmetologist and Hair Professional Employment Levels
In 2013, 12,410 cosmetologists, hair stylists, and hairdressers were employed in Michigan. The highest concentration of these professionals was in the Grand Rapids area. Over 1,200 cosmetologists, hairstylists, and hairdressers were employed there.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has provided an analysis of 2013 cosmetology salary levels for areas throughout Michigan: