Esthetician Salary (United States)

An Esthetician earns an average wage of $12.31 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Esthetician Salary (?
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$12,400 - $49,570
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MEDIAN: $29,695
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Esthetician Salary (?
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$8.29 - $19.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$12,400 - $49,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$17,587 - $47,185  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $19.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.93 - $8.37  
Overtime
$0.39 - $29.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$17,587 - $47,185  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 556
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Esthetician

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Francisco
up arrow 26%
Austin
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Denver
up arrow 15%
Houston
up arrow 14%
Charlotte
up arrow 10%
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Portland
up arrow 5%
Pittsburgh
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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San Antonio
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Miami
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National Average
$30,000
San Diego
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Esthetician Reviews

What is it like working as an Esthetician?
Esthetician in Brightwaters:
"I Love Making People Look And Feel Good."
Pros: My favorite thing of all about this job is working on all types of people whether it's using makeup or products, I love making people feel good about themselves, I love to make people happy and relaxed. Selling them products that will make them look great.
Cons: What I like the least about my job is waxing people and not enough hours in a day. I don't like how most spa's do not give benefits.
Esthetician in Huntersville:
Pros: The people I work with and the services performed.
Cons: The drama and all the duties that are put on me that I was not hired to do and do not receive pay for.

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Experience Affects Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Esthetician Salaries

Skin Care
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National Average
$30,000
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Waxing
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
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male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 66%
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