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Texas Cosmetologist Salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked Texas as fifth in the country in 2013 in terms of the number of cosmetologists employed in the state. Even with 20,840 licensed cosmetologists calling Texas home, there is expected to be a twenty percent increase in the number of jobs for hairdressers, hairstylists, manicurists and skin care specialists in the state between 2012 and 2022.

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Average Annual Salary and Hourly Wage Statistics

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the average annual salary and hourly wages for cosmetologists throughout the state break down in the following way:

  • Entry level: $16,849 per year
    • $8.10 per hour
  • Average: $27,418 per year
    • $13.18 per hour
  • Experienced: $32,703 per year
    • $15.72 per hour

Cosmetologists in the highest earnings bracket earned an average annual salary of $43,689 and hourly wage of $21.00. Since tipping is customary in the beauty services industry, take-home earnings can be even higher.

Specific regional data concerning the annual salary and hourly wages of cosmetologists in Texas can be found on the following table, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Mobile AL
490
24460
Abilene TX
180
23000
Amarillo TX
190
30730
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
1990
25730
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
Estimate not released
23480
Brownsville-Harlingen TX
190
28700
College Station-Bryan TX
90
26310
Corpus Christi TX
180
26830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
6100
27120
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
4050
27910
El Paso TX
340
20460
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
2050
25560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
5550
30880
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
180
28220
Laredo TX
Estimate not released
20530
Longview TX
210
25170
Lubbock TX
390
22080
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
380
24990
Midland TX
Estimate not released
28460
Odessa TX
120
23020
San Angelo TX
130
19790
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
2660
27070
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
140
25600
Tyler TX
230
28660
Victoria TX
140
27590
Waco TX
300
25780
Wichita Falls TX
120
24690
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
24860
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
150
22880
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
240
19870
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
130
25020
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
60
24290

Manicurists and pedicurists function as a subset of cosmetologists. Average annual salary and hourly wage data for these professionals can be found here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
Estimate not released
26800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
Estimate not released
29350
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
Estimate not released
31330
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
Estimate not released
25050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
380
20620
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
Estimate not released
23240

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