Shampooers
SOC: 39-5093.00

Description:

Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
23,800 employed

Projected (2024):
26,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Apprentice Cosmetologist
  • Apprentice Stylist
  • Assistant Hairstylist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Hair Assistant
  • Hair Designer
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Salon Shampoo Assistant
  • Scalp Treatment Operator
  • Scalp Treatment Specialist
  • Shampoo Assistant
  • Shampoo Person
  • Shampoo Technician
  • Shampooer
  • Stylist Assistant


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Communications and Media


  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Maintain treatment records.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Commercial dryers
  • Commercial washing machines
  • Electric coffeemakers
  • Hair brushes
  • Hair combs
  • Hair rollers
  • Infrared heat lamps
  • Multiline telephone systems
  • Permanent rods
  • Personal computers
  • Shampoo basins
  • Shampoo chairs
  • Appointment scheduling software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Web browser software


  • personal care and service


    industry stats

    SOC: 39-0000

    Total Employed: 4,307,500

    Average Annual Salary: $25,650