How much does a Cosmetologist make in the United States? The average Cosmetologist salary in the United States is $28,001 as of July 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $23,301 and $34,401. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $23,301 10% $19,022 90% $40,228 75% $34,401 $28,001 50%(Median)
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The Cosmetologist requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Specializes in dressing hair according to latest style, period, or character portrayal, following instructions of patron. Being a Cosmetologist is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. In addition, Cosmetologist relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager. (Copyright 2022

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