Aesthetician/Esthetician Salary

An Aesthetician/Esthetician earns an average wage of $14.46 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.

$18,313 - $58,958
(Median)
$18K
$33K
$59K
MEDIAN: $32,584
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$9.90 - $19.52
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,313 - $58,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,453  
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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$20,499 - $49,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $19.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.21 - $6.72  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,453  
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).
)
$20,499 - $49,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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