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Salary of Personal Care and Service Occupations

The average annual salary of personal care and service occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all personal care and service occupations in the United States. The personal care and service occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Personal Care and Service Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,590
25th Percentile Wage
$19,320
50th Percentile Wage
$22,710
75th Percentile Wage
$29,170
90th Percentile Wage
$40,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal care and service occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) personal care and service occupations is $40,490. The median annual salary is $22,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of personal care and service occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,7103.79%8.23%
201521,8502.70%-
201421,2601.18%-
201321,0100.81%-
201220,840--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Personal Care and Service Occupations (2016 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all personal care and service occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among personal care and service professions and range from $19,290 to $60,970. The highest paid personal care and service occupations are makeup artists, theatrical and performance with a median annual salary of $60,970. The lowest paid personal care and service occupations in the United States are gaming dealers with a median annual salary of $19,290. For more salary information about a specific personal care and service profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$60,970
Gaming Supervisors
$50,520
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$50,090
First-Line Supervisors of Gaming Workers
$46,810
Costume Attendants
$45,900
Embalmers
$40,150
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
$38,160
Supervisors of Personal Care and Service Workers
$37,690
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
$36,700
Slot Supervisors
$36,080
Travel Guides
$32,100
Funeral Service Workers
$32,080
Skincare Specialists
$30,270
Concierges
$29,250
Animal Trainers
$27,690
Recreation and Fitness Workers
$27,570
Barbers
$25,760
Residential Advisors
$25,570
Other Personal Care and Service Workers
$25,420
Tour and Travel Guides
$25,370
Tour Guides and Escorts
$24,920
Gaming Service Workers, All Other
$24,880
Funeral Attendants
$24,830
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges
$24,710
Barbers, Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists
$24,300
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
$24,260
Personal Appearance Workers
$23,880
Recreation Workers
$23,870
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other
$23,270
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers
$23,130
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
$22,600
Other Personal Care and Service Workers
$22,520
Baggage Porters and Bellhops
$22,260
Animal Care and Service Workers
$22,230
Manicurists and Pedicurists
$22,150
Motion Picture Projectionists
$22,100
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
$21,990
Personal Care Aides
$21,920
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
$21,720
Childcare Workers
$21,170
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers
$20,610
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
$20,160
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers
$20,110
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
$19,920
Shampooers
$19,700
Gaming Services Workers
$19,670
Gaming Dealers
$19,290