A cosmetologist in Alabama earned more than half a million dollars in STEM jobs last year, the state’s Department of Labor revealed Tuesday.

The state’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said the number of cosmetological jobs grew by about 25 percent between 2013 and 2016, and that the increase in employment was more than offset by the loss of cosmologists who had quit or moved on to other fields.

In a statement, the department said the increase was due to the state establishing a new occupational classification system, which was meant to provide a better way for workers to identify careers and career paths in the field.

The department said cosmeticians earned $291,000 last year in jobs that involved working with people with disabilities, like people with autism spectrum disorders, or those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The agency said that includes salaries and benefits, such as medical care and training, which are paid to the workers.

The cosmetists in Alabama also received $27,000 in bonuses, the agency said.

It did not provide additional details.

A spokesman for the Alabama Labor Department said it was not aware of any other states where cosmetologies earn more in STEM positions than in the state.