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Career Profile: Shampooers

Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 10,800 people employed as shampooers in the United States. The median annual salary is $24,200. Entry level employees earn approximately $18,550 per year and senior employees earn approximately $30,890 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Maintain treatment records.
  • Massage, shampoo, and condition patron's hair and scalp to clean them and remove excess oil.
  • Advise patrons with chronic or potentially contagious scalp conditions to seek medical treatment.
  • Treat scalp conditions and hair loss, using specialized lotions, shampoos, or equipment such as infrared lamps or vibrating equipment.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
10,800
Annual Openings:
1,600
Increase in Openings by 2030:
30%
Annual Salary Range:
$18,550 - $30,890
Education Requirements:
Some high school