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Oregon Cosmetologist Salary

The State Board of Cosmetology licenses cosmetologists and nail technicians (manicurists and pedicurists) in Oregon. Unlike most states which require cosmetologists to complete about 1,500 hours of beauty school training, cosmetologists in Oregon must complete at least 2,300 hours of school before being eligible to take the board licensing examination. A nail technician can take the relevant board exam after 350 hours of school training.

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Cosmetologist Salaries as Compared to National Averages

The additional training pays off in Oregon where cosmetologist salaries are well above the nationwide average:

Oregon
Number Employed
3330
Mean Annual Salary
$29670
10th Percentile Salary
$19020
25th Percentile Salary
$20300
50th Percentile Salary
$25550
90th Percentile Salary
$46120
Mean Hourly Wage
$14.27
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.15
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.76
50th Percentile Hourly Wage
$12.29
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$22.18

The following is a comparison of manicurist/pedicurist salaries in Oregon with national averages:

Oregon
Number Employed
810
Mean Annual Salary
$23380
10th Percentile Salary
$18780
25th Percentile Salary
$19020
50th Percentile Salary
$20510
90th Percentile Salary
$30820
Mean Hourly Wage
$11.24
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.03
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.14
50th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.86
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$14.82

Salary data shown does not reflect gratuity, so actual earnings can be between 10 and 25% higher.

Differences in Cosmetologist Salaries in Various Nonmetropolitan Areas of Oregon

Coastal
Southern
Number Employed
50
150
Mean Annual Salary
$26690
$27580
10th Percentile Salary
$18880
$18820
25th Percentile Salary
$19310
$19130
50th Percentile Salary
$22350
$21370
90th Percentile Salary
$39960
$39020
Mean Hourly Wage
$12.83
$13.26
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.08
$9.05
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.28
$9.20
50th Percentile Hourly Wage
$10.75
$10.27
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$19.21
$18.76

Nail technicians in Southern Oregon/Linn County earn a mean annual salary or $24,010 and a mean hourly wage of $11.55 with an annual salary range of between $19,000 and $29,000.

The following BLS tables describe cosmetologist and nail technician salary data for metropolitan areas and large cities in Oregon:

Cosmetologist Salaries in Oregon

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bend OR
190
25570
Corvallis OR
110
31490
Eugene-Springfield OR
230
27980
Medford OR
170
25990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
2600
30420
Salem OR
210
27540

Manicurist and Pedicurist Salaries in Oregon

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
750
23940

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