Esthetician Salary (United States)

An Esthetician earns an average wage of $12.28 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Esthetician Total Pay (?
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$12,530 - $48,251
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MEDIAN: $29,834
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Esthetician Total Pay (?
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$8.22 - $19.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$12,530 - $48,251  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
Commission
$9.73 - $12,255  
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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$17,203 - $46,963  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $19.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.84 - $8.09  
Overtime
$0.50 - $30.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
Commission
$9.73 - $12,255  
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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$17,203 - $46,963  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 791
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Job Description for Esthetician

Licensed Estheticians have extensive knowledge in skin care and work closely with those who want to improve there overall appearance. Most estheticians focus on the face. They do however perform other body services such as body wraps, hydration and aromatherapy.
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Esthetician Tasks
  • Evaluate and treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products such as peels and masks.
  • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly, and recommend skin-care regimens, colors or products for treatment.
  • Keep records of client needs and preferences, and the services provided.
  • Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
Read more about: Skin Care Specialists

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Pay by Experience Level for Esthetician

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 40%
San Francisco
up arrow 26%
Charlotte
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Chicago
up arrow 5%
Portland
up arrow 3%
San Antonio
up arrow 1%
Denver
0%
National Average
$30,000
Austin
up arrow 2%
Orlando
up arrow 14%
San Diego
up arrow 28%
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Esthetician Salaries

Skin Care
up arrow 4%
Facials
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
0%
National Average
$30,000
Waxing
up arrow 1%
Sales
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 66%
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