Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Licensed Medical Aestheticians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.83 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a fifth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,511 - $61,227

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$11.73 - $23.17

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,511 - $61,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
Commission
$-0.49 - $20,713  
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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$25,639 - $58,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $23.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.54 - $5.11  
Overtime
$14.62 - $33.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,027  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $20,713  
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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$25,639 - $58,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Licensed Medical Aestheticians who took the survey. Laser and Skin Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Laser Hair Removal.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Medical Aesthetician

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $39K. For Licensed Medical Aestheticians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $42K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

laser
up arrow 9%


National Average
$37,000

Laser Hair Removal
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 55%
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