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New Hampshire Cosmetologist Salary

The number of jobs available in the field of cosmetology is expected to increase 11.7% in New Hampshire between 2012 and 2022 according to the state’s Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau. This means that 161 jobs are expected to become available each year on average during this period.

The average cosmetologist salary in New Hampshire as of 2014 was $25,813. Experienced professionals earned $30,181 a year on average, while those entering the workforce averaged $17,035 a year.

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The take home pay of hairdressers, hairstylists, and manicurists are augmented by customer tips that range from 10% to 25% of the bill.

Cosmetologist salaries in New Hampshire varied widely between metropolitan areas in the state. There was more than a $15,000 difference in salary levels between the area with the highest average and the area with the lowest. Salaries in all categories were exceptionally high in the Laconia area:

New Hampshire Area
Average
Entry-level
Laconia
$35610
$26125
Nashua
$27872
$17035
Manchester
$27851
$19032
Exeter
$25584
$16890
Rochester
$24107
$17160
Keene
$24003
$16973
Conway
$23296
$17118
Portsmouth
$22298
$16994
Concord
$22090
$17077
Northern New Hampshire
$21278
$17014
Salem
$20322
$17098

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury MA-NH NECTA Division
400
28770
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division
270
25740
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division
510
25690
Manchester NH
340
27510
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
770
27530
Portsmouth NH-ME
180
22020
Rochester-Dover NH-ME
180
23820
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
100
21870
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
360
23260
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
160
31490
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
150
25350

Nail Technician Salaries in New Hampshire

Salons generally hire professionals separate from cosmetologists to work on nails. The Bureau of Labor Statistics places manicurists and pedicurist in an occupational category separate from that of cosmetologists, hairdressers, and hairstylists. Thus, it provides separate salary data for these nail specialists:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury MA-NH NECTA Division
130
26230
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division
50
23400
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
60
21010

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