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Aesthetician/Esthetician Salary

An Aesthetician/Esthetician earns an average wage of $14.45 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$17,151 - $50,335
(Median)
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31K
37K
50K
MEDIAN: $30,806
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$9.86 - $19.02
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,151 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Commission
$-0.50 - $39,149  
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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$20,012 - $48,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $19.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20 - $8.29  
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 - $39,149  
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).
)
$20,012 - $48,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
United States (change)

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 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 70%