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Utah Cosmetologist Salary

According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services (UDWS), the number of cosmetologists licensed in the state in 2012 was around 4,190. By the year 2022, there is projected to be 5,360 cosmetologists employed in the state, representing an increase of about 28%. During this ten-year period, around 220 cosmetologist jobs will become available in Utah each year.

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Comparison of Annual Salary and Hourly Wage Between Utah and the United States

Utah cosmetologists have a generally higher average annual salary and hourly wage than the rest of the country as shown in the comparative analysis below:

    • 10th percentile (higher pay rate than 10% of cosmetologists)
      • Utah: $17,000 per year ($8.17 per hour)
      • United States: $17,000 per year ($8.18 per hour)

 

    • 25th percentile (higher pay rate than 25% of cosmetologists)
      • Utah: $19,400 per year ($9.34 per hour)
      • United States: $18,700 per year ($8.98 per hour)

 

    • 50th percentile (higher pay rate than 50% of cosmetologists)
      • Utah: $25,300 per year ($12.15 per hour)
      • United States: $23,100 per year ($11.12 per hour)

 

    • 75th percentile (higher pay rate than 75% of cosmetologists)
      • Utah: $33,800 per year ($16.27 per hour)
      • United States: $31,100 per year ($14.96 per hour)

 

  • 90th percentile (higher pay rate than 90% of cosmetologists)
    • Utah: $45,200 per year ($21.71 per hour)
    • United States: $44,200 per year ($21.26 per hour)

A regional breakdown of average annual salary and hourly wage data can be found on the following table, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Logan UT-ID
Estimate not released
18850
Ogden-Clearfield UT
460
23320
Provo-Orem UT
250
26230
St. George UT
100
26060
Salt Lake City UT
1670
31170
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
30
17380

Nail Technician Salaries in Utah

Manicurists and pedicurists are licensed as nail technicians in Utah. Salary data for Utah’s nail technicians are shown below (2013):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Provo-Orem UT
Estimate not released
20060
Salt Lake City UT
220
22120

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