An Esthetician earns an average wage of $12.16 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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$12,406 - $45,328
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MEDIAN: $29,109
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Esthetician Total Pay (?
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$8.21 - $19.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,406 - $45,328  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,017  
Commission
$5.05 - $17,100  
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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$17,099 - $45,570  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $19.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $8.12  
Overtime
$0.80 - $29.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,017  
   
Commission
$5.05 - $17,100  
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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$17,099 - $45,570  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 5%
Portland
up arrow 5%
Denver
up arrow 2%
San Antonio
up arrow 2%
Austin
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
Seattle
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Orlando
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Esthetician Salaries

Facials
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Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Waxing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
Sales
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 67%
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