A cosmetologist can expect an average annual salary to begin at approximately $16,000.00. The median annual wage in Montana is $22,200. The top 25% of stylist in Montana earn between $30,800 and $40,800 per year. Owners and managers in the field can earn in excess of $40,000.00.
The earning potential depends largely on such factors as ability and experience, personal style, the type of salon and its location, the tipping habits of patrons in your area, and the ability of the cosmetologist to develop a loyal clientele.
The Bitterroot School of Cosmetology does not recruit students that are already enrolled in similar programs of study.