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North Dakota Cosmetologist Salary

The approximately 1,230 Cosmetologists who are employed in North Dakota are licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology, which upholds the practice standards of North Dakota’s beauty industry. The Board also licenses manicurists and pedicurists (nail technicians) who practice in the state.

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Earning Expectations of Beauty School Graduates

The following Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) table lists the salary expectations of cosmetologists in North Dakota as compared to national averages:

North Dakota
Number Employed
1290
Mean Annual Salary
$30800
Median Annual Salary
$27260
10th Percentile Salary
$17890
25th Percentile Salary
$21130
90th Percentile Salary
$49910
Mean Hourly Wage
$14.81
Median Hourly Wage
$13.10
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$ 8.59
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$13.10
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$24.00

The following lists salaries of manicurists and pedicurists in North Dakota as compared to national averages:

North Dakota
Number Employed
NA
Mean Annual Salary
$19250
Median Annual Salary
$17910
10th Percentile Salary
$15760
25th Percentile Salary
$16560
90th Percentile Salary
$28090
Mean Hourly Wage
$9.25
Median Hourly Wage
$8.61
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$7.58
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$7.96
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$13.50

Cosmetologist Salaries in Different Nonmetropolitan Areas of North Dakota

Salaries vary between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas and between different nonmetropolitan locations. The following lists cosmetologist salaries in four different nonmetropolitan areas of North Dakota:

Far Western
East Central
Number Employed
90
120
Mean Annual Salary
$26630
$26620
Median Annual Salary
$25570
$23320
10th Percentile Salary
$19560
$18820
25th Percentile Salary
$21490
$20610
90th Percentile Salary
$36170
$42330
Mean Hourly Wage
$12.81
$12.80
Median Hourly Wage
$12.26
$11.16
10th Percentile Wage
$9.40
$9.05
25th Percentile Wage
$10.33
$ 9.91
90th Percentile Wage
$17.39
$20.35

Nail technician salaries in different nonmetropolitan areas are not available.

The following tables describe cosmetologist salary and wage data for the three largest cities in North Dakota and manicurist/pedicurist salary and wage data for Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city:

Cosmetologist Salaries in North Dakota

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bismarck ND
320
32740
Fargo ND-MN
380
26420
Grand Forks ND-MN
120
28000

Manicurist and Pedicurist Salaries in North Dakota

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fargo ND-MN
Estimate not released
16990

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