An Aesthetician/Esthetician earns an average wage of $14.51 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$22,685 - $59,392
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,526
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$9.30 - $20.32
(Median)
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,685 - $59,392  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Commission
$0.00 - $38,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,041 - $59,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $20.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51 - $8.81  
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $38,000  
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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$22,041 - $59,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Aesthetician/Esthetician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Aesthetician/Esthetician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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