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Michigan Cosmetologist Salary

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.

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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:

Balance of State
Average
90th Percentile
Northwest lower peninsula
$30510
$51610
South central lower peninsula
$24340
$32460
Northeast lower peninsula
$23590
$40020

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:

Cosmetologist Salaries in Michigan

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
540
25720
Battle Creek MI
130
25360
Bay City MI
100
21230
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Division
1720
26060
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
7000
25170
Flint MI
240
24650
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
1250
25370
Holland-Grand Haven MI
400
22630
Jackson MI
150
22240
Kalamazoo-Portage MI
280
25160
Lansing-East Lansing MI
450
22860
Monroe MI
60
22940
Muskegon-Norton Shores MI
200
25370
Niles-Benton Harbor MI
140
23330
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North MI
190
22970
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
600
22270
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
5280
24880
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
270
24060
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
170
23590
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
330
30510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
480
24340

Manicurist and Pedicurist Salaries in Michigan

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
60
27800
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Division
Estimate not released
24080
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
480
25880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
290
27070
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
33590

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