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Aesthetician/Esthetician Salary

An Aesthetician/Esthetician earns an average wage of $14.49 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$17,547 - $51,278
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $31,213
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$9.92 - $19.16
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,547 - $51,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Commission
$-0.50 - $38,783  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,245 - $48,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $19.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $8.15  
Overtime
$15.26 - $27.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $38,783  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,245 - $48,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Aesthetician/Esthetician

An aesthetician works in a spa or clinic to provide skin care services to clients. Some positions will require the aesthetician to have state aesthetician licensing prior to application. Some duties that the aesthetician will perform are applying facial masks, providing manicures and pedicures, applying makeup, and waxing. Laser therapy is also common and will require extra licensing and knowledge of laser operation. Laser therapy is used for things such as anti-aging methods, hair removal, and improving imperfections on the skin.

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Aesthetician/Esthetician Tasks

  • Select, recommend and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions and tonics.
  • Keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided.
  • Sterilize equipment, and clean work areas.
  • Examine, evaluate and treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using products such as peels and masks.

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Experience Affects Aesthetician/Esthetician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 71%