Salaries for Jobs in Hospitality and Personal Services

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Baking and Pastry ArtsBaker, chef, head cook$25,563$35,464$39,6662
BarberingBarber, beauty staff, hair stylist$35,568$43,638$51,8133
Barista & Café TrainingBarista, café associate$22,506$23,858$28,725NA
Craft Beer BrewingProduction assistant, packaging tech, assistant brewerNANANANA
CosmetologyBarber, cosmetologist, hairstylist$19,916$24,494$46,6963
Cosmetology TrainingCosmetologist, stylist, hairdresser$19,916$24,494$46,6963
Culinary ArtsChef, butcher, food service manager$28,725$32,573$41,9545
Culinary and Baking TrainingFood service workerNANANANA
Esthetics TechnologySkincare specialistNANANA4
Food Truck Operator TrainingFood truck operatorNANANANA
Hospitality CertificationFront desk representative, bartenderNANANA2
Hospitality ManagementConcierge, restaurant manager, hotel manager$28,891$32,822$63,2532
Natural Hair Specialist TrainingNatural hair care specialistNANANA3
ServSafe TrainingNANANANANA

About the numbers

Lightcast is an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm that aims to help communities understand the economic value of higher education and help colleges maximize the value of their education.

Lightcast projects salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers. Various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and proprietary internal projections, is used to make the projections. The company's data helps identify skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools to bridge that gap.

Star ratings are assigned by, a partnership of state-level experts in public education, higher education, workforce development, college financing and labor market economics. The ratings are based on wages, projected growth rate and projected job openings. Occupations are rated from one to five stars, and those with more stars are considered to have better career prospects.