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Schools Offering Beauty Programs in Pennsylvania

Around 1.0% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from beauty certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 3,965 beauty professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 60 beauty schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a beauty program is Altoona Beauty School Inc. Altoona Beauty School Inc, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Altoona. 50 students graduated with a certificate in beauty from Altoona Beauty School Inc in 2010.

Venus Beauty Academy, which is located in Sharon Hill, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a beauty program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Venus Beauty Academy graduated 65 students from its beauty program.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a beauty program is Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology. Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Stroudsburg. 11 students graduated with certificate in beauty from Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology in 2010. The tuition rate at Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Pennsylvania beauty school, average tuition will be $999 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,120 per year to $15,500 per year. The Pennsylvania beauty schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Douglas Education Center - located in Monessen, students are charged $15,500 per year
  2. Tri-State Business Institute - located in Erie, students are charged $13,800 per year
  3. McCann School of Business and Technology - located in Pottsville, students are charged $12,816 per year

The beauty schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Butler County Community College - located in Butler, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Laurel Business Institute - located in Uniontown, students are charged $8,715 per year
  3. McCann School of Business and Technology - located in Pottsville, students are charged $12,816 per year

A beauty certificate from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Many Pennsylvania beauty graduates become a barber, esthetician, cosmetology instructor, and salon manager. Pennsylvania had 36,710 beauty professionals in 2010. 23,390 of these beauty professionals were hairdressers, 500 were barbers, and 1,650 were estheticians. In Pennsylvania, the largest numbers of beauty professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 11,800 beauty professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 7,470 beauty professionals
  3. Warren County - 2,390 beauty professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of beauty professionals is expected to grow by 18% by 2018. There are projected to be 55,350 beauty professionals working in Pennsylvania then. Of these 55,350 beauty professionals, the government predicts that 42,100 will be hairdressers, 4,300 will be barbers, and 3,200 will be estheticians.


beauty professionals in Pennsylvania make an average of $33,240 per year. However, Pennsylvania beauty professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,710 per year to more than $120,200 per year in 2010. On average beauty professional earn the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Lancaster County - $42,430 per year
  2. Berks County - $41,607 per year
  3. Cambria County - $40,157 per year

Beauty professionals in the following counties in Pennsylvania make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Centre County - $24,850 per year
  2. Blair County - $28,855 per year
  3. Lebanon County - $30,305 per year

On average, the highest paid beauty professionals in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Cosmetology Instructor - $50,340 per year
  2. Salon Manager - $41,290 per year
  3. Barber - $26,680 per year

The beauty professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Hairdresser - $24,620 per year
  2. Esthetician - $23,270 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in beauty. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as cosmetology or fashion.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Beauty in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Beauty in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 23,390 $24,620 2.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 6,690 $50,340 8.1%
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 4,480 $41,290 12.8%
Skincare Specialists 1,650 $23,270 2.5%
Barbers 500 $26,680

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