Income Percentiles by Occupation and Education Level

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Total Income: $

Income Percentile Results

Total Income of $10,000 ranks between the 21.2th and 49.5th percentiles for all education levels. These results were estimated off of 543,979 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists.

50th Percentile (Median) Income for any Education Level: $25,253
75th Percentile: $37,851
95th Percentile: $71,491
99th Percentile: $121,004

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Income Percentile Stats

  • To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $121,004 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
  • To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $71,491 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.

Income of Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists by Highest Education Level

Total Income of $10,000 ranks for education levels. There is not a lot of data for people with Masters Degrees, Professional Degrees, or Doctoral Degrees, so this data may be misleading.:
  • Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 13.8th and 59.3th percentiles.
  • Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 21.7th and 40.1th percentiles.
  • Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 13.9th and 36.3th percentiles.
  • Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 14.8th and 36.6th percentiles.
  • Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 21.3th and 50.9th percentiles.

Income Percentile Distribution by Education Level

Highest Level of Education for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists:
  • Other (N/A or Less than HS): 6.1%
  • HS Diploma / GED: 43.7%
  • Associates Degree and Some College: 43.8%
  • Bachelors Degree: 5.5%
  • Masters Degree: 0.7%
  • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0.2%
  • Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0%

Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors

  • For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 16.3th and 34.1th percentiles.
  • For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 5.5th and 25th percentiles.
  • For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 19.6th and 49.9th percentiles.
  • For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 8.6th and 22.5th percentiles.
  • For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 9th and 38th percentiles.
  • For Medical and Health Sciences and Services undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 18.9th and 44.7th percentiles.
  • For Psychology undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 9.8th and 33.9th percentiles.
  • For Cosmetology Services and Culinary Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 25th and 52.3th percentiles.
  • For Biology and Life Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 23.7th and 61.5th percentiles.
  • For Liberal Arts and Humanities undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 13.7th and 15.7th percentiles.
Note: The source data only records undergraduate degree majors, even if a person continues to study.

Treemap of Undergraduate Majors

Methodology and Assumptions

This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 543,979 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 4510 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).

Exclusions and Filters Applied:
  • Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
  • High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
  • Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can.
  • The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
  • All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
  • There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
    • Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
    • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
    • Doctoral Degree: PHd