The 2019 Beauty Job Market Report


CEW and executive recruiting firm 24 Seven have released the 2019 Beauty Job Market Report, which is available to CEW members

The seventh annual report examined CEW’s 10,000-plus U.S. members (men and women), as well as 24 Seven’s network of beauty professionals. 

The 2019 Beauty Job Market Report

  • Ninety-one percent of respondents were female with an average age of 36;
  • Sixty-eight percent of workers reported a salary increase in the last 12 months;
  • Median total compensation rose by 7.4% for full-time employees;
  • Sixty-two percent of employees anticipate raises in the 6.5% range in the coming year;
  • Managers predict raises will be around 4%;
  • Fifty percent stated that their company compensates fairly based on gender and/or race;
  • Forty percent stated that their company sets compensation accurately;
  • Fifty-four percent stated that their employer offers maternity leave for six weeks or less;
  • Forty-two percent stated that their employer offers maternity leave for seven weeks or more;
  • Forty-one percent stated that their employer offers paternity leave;
  • Eighty-seven percent said they were confident in their ability to secure a comparable or better job in today’s market;
  • Forty-three percent said they were determined to make a job move in the next 12 months;
  • Fifty-nine percent said they believe their employer is loyal to them; and
  • Thirty-seven percent said they feel clear loyalty to their employer.

The Top Job Roles Sought by Employers:

1. Marketing/digital marketing
2. E-commerce
3. Sales
4. Creative
5. Innovation
6. Operations
7. Research & development
8. Market research and consumer insights
9. Production/sourcing and product development
10. Planning/merchandising/buying 

For the full report, please visit

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