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Rhode Island Cosmetologist Salary

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 890 licensed hairdressers and 470 manicurists were actively employed in Rhode Island during 2013.

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Cosmetologist Salaries Compared to National Averages

The BLS reports that the salaries of hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists in the state of Rhode Island are very competitive with national averages.

Rhode Island
Number Employed
890
Mean Annual Salary
$26070
10th Percentile Salary
$17220
25th Percentile Salary
$18860
50th Percentile Salary
$22130
90th Percentile Salary
$44160
Mean Hourly Wage
$12.53
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$8.28
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.07
50th Percentile Hourly Wage
$10.54
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$21.23

The salaries of manicurists and pedicurists in Rhode Island are slightly above the national averages:

Rhode Island
Number Employed
470
Mean Annual Salary
$23450
10th Percentile Salary
$19460
25th Percentile Salary
$20610
50th Percentile Salary
$22540
90th Percentile Salary
$29220
Mean Hourly Wage
$11.27
10th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.36
25th Percentile Hourly Wage
$9.91
50th Percentile Hourly Wage
$10.83
90th Percentile Hourly Wage
$14.05

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training lists the following hourly wage information for cosmetologists working as hairdressers/hairstylists and Manicurists/Pedicurists:

Hairdressers
Number Employed
890
Mean Hourly Wage
$12.53
Entry-level
$ 9.07
Median Wage
$10.64
Experienced Wage
$14.49

The following BLS table describes nail technician salary data for Rhode Island:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Norwich-New London CT-RI
80
24710
Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA
480
23330

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