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