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Beautician Salaries in Idaho

Beauty schools are an integral part of the beauty industry in Idaho. In fact, the State Board of Cosmetology requires that all practicing cosmetology, haircutting, esthetics, nail technology or electrology in the state must first obtain an occupational license.

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Those seeking licensure through examination must graduate from a board-approved school that provides a set amount of career-related training hours:

  • 2,000 hours for cosmetologists
  • 800 hours for electrologists
  • 600 hours for estheticians
  • 400 hours for nail technologists

The barber occupation is also state regulated in Idaho. Right now, the Idaho Board of Barber Examiners requires all barbers that intend to acquire licensure through examination to graduate from a board-approved school that includes 900 training hours.

Most beauty professionals enter into the job market by either finding full-time and part-time jobs or renting booths and chairs at local salons. In Idaho, beauty professionals may receive wages, commissions, and customer gratuity for their services.

Government wage reports for beauty professionals do not account for extraneous occupational income sources like commission and clientele tips, which may substantial increase their take home earnings. Therefore, all government published salary statistics should be interpreted as merely base pay rates.

Cosmetologist Salaries in Idaho

According to the most recent employment reports by the Idaho Department of Labor, there are approximately 2,421 hairstylists and cosmetologists working statewide. Right now, these occupations are experiencing a 15.4% employment growth rate. Regional employment figures in Idaho include:

  • Southwest: 1,183
  • Northern: 335
  • South Central: 321
  • East Central: 255
  • North Central: 218

Here are the current hourly wage and salary averages for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists working in Idaho:

  • Entry Level: $7.79/hr. or $16,200/yr.
  • Mid-Career: $9.26/hr. or $19,250/yr.
  • Experienced: $14.47/hr. or $30,100/yr.

Since cosmetologist salaries often vary between geographic locations, here are regional median salaries for these professionals in Idaho:

  • Lewiston: $23,020/yr.
  • Idaho Falls: $21,310/yr.
  • Pocatello: $20,940/yr.
  • Coeur d’Alene: $20,850/yr.
  • Boise: $18,520/yr.
  • Twin Falls: $18,440/yr.

Esthetician Salaries in Idaho

According to recently published employment reports by the Idaho Department of Labor, there are roughly 227 skincare specialists like estheticians working statewide. This occupation is currently experiencing a 30.4% employment growth rate. Spas, beauty salons, and doctor offices are the largest employers of estheticians in Idaho.

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Here are the current hourly wage and salary averages for skincare specialists, such as estheticians, working in Idaho:

  • Entry Level: $7.96/hr. or $16,550/yr.
  • Mid-Career: $13.87/hr. or $28,840/yr.
  • Experienced: $31.58/hr. or $65,690/yr.

Here are the current hourly wage and salary averages for skincare specialists, such as estheticians, working in Boise, Idaho:

  • Entry Level: $8.26/hr. or $17,180/yr.
  • Mid-Career: $16.57/hr. or $34,460/yr.
  • Experienced: $32,24/hr. or $67,050/yr.

Nail Technician Salaries in Idaho

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 86,900 manicurists and pedicurists employed nationwide in 2012. By 2022, this number is expected to rise to 86,900. This occupational projection suggests an employment growth rate of 16% through 2022.

Current salary aggregator sites indicate that nail technicians, such as manicurists, working in Idaho earn an average annual salary of $22,000.

Makeup Artist Salaries in Idaho

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were roughly 2,440 theatrical and performance makeup artists working nationwide in 2013. In that year, the national median hourly wage for this occupation was $22.70 and the median annual salary was $47,210.

Current salary aggregator sites indicate that makeup artists working in Idaho earn an average annual salary of $27,000. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that major employers for professional makeup artists in the state include:

  • Companies for performing arts
  • Beauty shops and spas
  • Portrait photography studios

Barber Salaries in Idaho

According to employment surveys conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor, there were approximately 60 personal care and service workers employed statewide in 2014. In that year, the national median hourly wage for this occupation was $12.03 and the median annual salary was $25,010.

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Current salary aggregator sites indicate that barbers working in Idaho earn an average annual salary of $20,000. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that major employers for barbers in the state include:

  • Barber shops
  • Beauty shops
  • Salons

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