The average 2013 cosmetologist salary in Vermont was very close to the national average according to the state’s Department of Labor. Vermont’s cosmetologists earned an average of $27,010 that year.
Professionals in the 90th percentile are usually those with a high level of experience. These top earners made 2.43 times more than those in the 10th percentile who are generally new to the cosmetology profession. Top earners earned an average salary of $44,570 while entry-level cosmetologists earned $18,320 on average.
Cosmetologists in Vermont tended to earn more than manicurists. The average manicurist salary was $22,990. Manicurists in the 90th percentile earned about 76% more than those in the 10th percentile. The average salary for nail technicians earning in the 90th percentile was $31,870 versus those in the 10th percentile who earned $18,130.
These figures generally underestimate cosmetologist and manicurist take home pay levels since they do not account for tipping.
Vermont Hairdresser, Hairstylist, and Cosmetology Job Prospects
The employment trends for Vermont hairdressers, hairstylists and manicurists are favorable. The Vermont Department of Labor expects the number of jobs in this field to increase by 1.1% a year between 2012 and 2022. On average, this should result in 78 jobs a year becoming available.
Job growth is predicted to be slightly higher in the Southern Vermont Balance of State. The number of jobs there is expected to increase by 1.2% a year.
In 2012, 2,208 hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists were employed in Vermont. They were dispersed throughout the state as follows:
- Burlington – 758
- Southern Vermont Balance of State – 849
- Northern Vermont Balance of State – 606
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides an analysis of 2013 cosmetology salary percentiles in Vermont’s key regions:
Nail Technician Salary Data for Vermont
Although cosmetologists have training in beautifying nails, additional professionals generally carry out these functions in salons, so separate salary information is provided.
The BLS also provides salary figures for Vermont’s manicurists and pedicurists licensed as nail technicians: