Cosmetologists working as hairdressers, hairstylists and manicurists in North Carolina are all licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology headquartered in Raleigh.
Comparison of North Carolina cosmetologist salaries with national averages:
Comparison of manicurist salaries earned in North Carolina compared to manicurist salaries nationwide:
The above figures are based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Earnings Report for 2013. Gratuities, which are an important factor in both occupations, are not included in these figures.
Differences in Cosmetologist Salaries within the State of North Carolina
Salaries vary depending upon geographic location. In general, metropolitan areas have higher salaries than nonmetropolitan regions. The following shows cosmetologist salary variations in nonmetropolitan regions of North Carolina:
Nonmetropolitan regional salary differences for manicurists are not available.
The following table describes BLS salary and wage data for cosmetologists in different metropolitan areas and large cities of North Carolina (2013):
The following table describes BLS salary and wage data for manicurists and pedicurists in different metropolitan areas and large cities of North Carolina (2013):