Pennsylvania has the highest concentration of cosmetologists in the nation with 4.42 cosmetologists for every 1,000 jobs. With 4.47 cosmetologists for every 1,000 jobs, Philadelphia enjoys the third highest metropolitan area employment level for this occupation. However, the Allegheny Mountains city of Altoona, which has a total of 340 licensed cosmetologists, boasts 5.87 per 1,000 jobs, the highest concentration of hairdressers in Pennsylvania and the sixth highest in the nation.
Cosmetologists working as hairdressers, hairstylists and manicurists in Pennsylvania are licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology.
Cosmetologist and Manicurist Salaries in Pennsylvania
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports cosmetology and manicurist salaries in Pennsylvania were as follows in 2013:
Salaries vary in different geographic locations. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) salary data for four nonmetropolitan regions of Pennsylvania are shown here:
Regional salary statistics are not available for manicurists.
The following BLS tables describe cosmetologist and manicurist salary data for metropolitan areas and large cities in Pennsylvania.