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Nevada Cosmetologist Salary

The average cosmetologist salary in Nevada was $22,170 as of 2014 according to the state’s Department of Employment, Training, & Rehabilitation. Cosmetologist salaries in Nevada varied widely depending on experience level.

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Cosmetologists with the highest level of experience earned an average of $30,264 a year. Those who have recently entered the workforce earned an average of $16,224 a year.

The average cosmetology salary in Nevada’s metropolitan areas was generally similar to the state’s average. The exception was the Carson City area where the average salary was more than $5,500 above the average for the state as a whole:

Nevada Area
Average
90th Percentile
Carson City
$27890
$36691
Reno
$22300
$31970
Las Vegas
$21810
$29744

The take home pay of Nevada’s cosmetologists will generally be higher than the official values, since tipping is a customary practice in the salon industry.

Job Growth and Employment Levels for the Cosmetology Field Throughout Nevada

In 2012, 4,061 cosmetologists, hairstylists, and hairdressers were employed in Nevada. Slightly more than 75% of them were located in the Las Vegas area.

The number of cosmetologist, hairstylist, and manicurist jobs is expected to increase by 1.3% a year in Nevada overall, and in the Las Vegas area. This will generate 149 new cosmetology jobs in the state each year. Slightly more than 75% of these jobs are expected to be in the Las Vegas area.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed breakdown of cosmetology salary levels by percentile in Nevada’s key regions as of 2013:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Carson City NV
70
27890
Las Vegas-Paradise NV
2120
21810
Reno-Sparks NV
440
22300
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
80
24960
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
22210

Salary Expectations for Nail Technicians in Nevada

Although cosmetologists have formal training to work on nails, nail technicians generally perform complex nail treatments in salons. The US Department of Labor considers manicurists and pedicurists to be in a separate occupational category and provides a separate set of salary information for these nail technicians:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Las Vegas-Paradise NV
280
18530
Reno-Sparks NV
40
18440

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