Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Cosmetology Instructors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Pay increases are minimal for Cosmetology Instructors just starting out. Salaries only go from $33K to $33K after a decade. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $34K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Cosmetology Instructors after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 20 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.