Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Cosmetology Instructors, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salaries go up slowly for those just starting out, crawling from $33K to $33K after five to 10 years in the field. Salary comes to $34K after 10 to 20 years. Though minimal, Cosmetology Instructors continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one-fifth. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.