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.
Cosmetologist Salaries as Compared to National Averages
The additional training pays off in Oregon where cosmetologist salaries are well above the nationwide average:
The following is a comparison of manicurist/pedicurist salaries in Oregon with national averages:
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
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: