Women make up the vast majority of Licensed Medical Aestheticians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.41 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to two in five, and just under a third earn dental coverage. For the most part, Licensed Medical Aestheticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,874 - $64,463
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $40,546
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$12.22 - $22.87
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,874 - $64,463  
   
Bonus
$1,350  
Commission
$2,424 - $20,729  
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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$25,419 - $58,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $22.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $8.08  
Overtime
$1.53 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,350  
   
Commission
$2,424 - $20,729  
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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$25,419 - $58,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Licensed medical aestheticians are generally hired by clinics that perform plastic surgery, medical spas, and similar institutions. Because facilities vary in what they offer, knowledge of cosmetic surgery techniques needed varies depending on the employer. Licensed medical aestheticians consult with patients about skincare regimens and recommend patients for certain treatments; in some cases, they perform treatments such as skin peels, facial peels, and microdermabrasion. They generally work full time in a clinic setting. These professionals usually report to - and consult with - a physician for patient issues, treatment; they may also assist during certain procedures. The aestheticians may be asked to help keep records of patients or log data into a computer as well.

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Licensed Medical Aesthetician 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 Licensed Medical Aesthetician

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


For Licensed Medical Aestheticians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $38K. Licensed Medical Aestheticians see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

laser
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Skin Care
up arrow 1%

Laser Hair Removal
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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