Since 1990, NACCAS has commissioned several Job Demand Surveys to provide quantitative data on cosmetology careers, earnings potential, and job openings. The most recent survey, completed in May 2007, compiles data from 6,203 salons responding to a national survey. The 2007 Job Demand Survey results indicate that salons in Ohio plan to hire 8,459 new employees in the next twelve months. The average annual salary for a salon professional in Ohio is $33,335. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. Nationally, the average salon professional's salary is $35,973.
Most importantly, 73 percent of Ohio salon owners attempted to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find properly trained applicants. This means that jobs would be immediately available for salon professionals.
Students needing placement assistance will be furnished with a list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of area salons. When a student or graduate has decided on salons that interest them, we will, if requested, contact the salons and set up interview appointments. OSBA does not guarantee any graduate a job, or an income level.