Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, cosmetology and related services graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $71,058, while the bottom 20% make closer to $22,529. The median grad salary is $40,011.
Cosmetology and Related Services graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in cosmetology and related services is $36,221, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $39,071.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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