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Personal Appearance Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of personal appearance workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of personal appearance workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of personal appearance workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The personal appearance workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Personal Appearance Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal appearance workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) personal appearance workers is $47,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,090. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 164% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of personal appearance workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Personal Appearance Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of personal appearance workers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for personal appearance workers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $53,560. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $19,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Federal, State, and Local Government
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Educational Services
Retail Trade

Table 3. Salaries of Personal Appearance Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of personal appearance worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
Skincare Specialists
Barbers, Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers
Manicurists and Pedicurists


Highest paying industries for personal appearance workers.