Cosmetologists and manicurists in South Carolina are issued licenses by the State Board of Cosmetology after passing the Board exam and completing 1,500 (cosmetologist) or 300 (manicurist) hours of training at one of the State’s many beauty schools. Approximately 1,131 students graduate each year from one of these schools and begin a career that is expected to realize a 12 percent increase in jobs by 2018.
Cosmetologist and Manicurist Salaries in South Carolina
The following table lists salaries/wages for cosmetologists working as hairdressers/hairstylists/ and manicurist/pedicurists in South Carolina as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2013.
In 2014, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce released the following report on the annual salaries of cosmetologists and manicurists:
Cosmetologist Salary Variances in Different Nonmetropolitan Regions
Salaries tend to be higher in metropolitan areas than in nonmetropolitan or rural areas; however, there can also be considerable variation between different nonmetropolitan areas. According to the BLS, salary differentials in three distinct nonmetropolitan areas of South Carolina are as follows:
The following BLS tables describe cosmetologist and manicurist salary data for metropolitan areas and large cities in South Carolina.