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Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salary

Most Licensed Medical Aestheticians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.58 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth collect dental insurance. Most Licensed Medical Aestheticians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,947 - $60,074
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,837
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$11.64 - $23.28
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,947 - $60,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $8,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,383  
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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$24,868 - $57,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $23.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52 - $5.13  
Overtime
$14.79 - $35.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,383  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $8,000  
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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$24,868 - $57,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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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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Licensed Medical Aestheticians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Laser and Skin Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Laser Hair Removal.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. On average, Licensed Medical Aestheticians make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

laser
up arrow 10%


National Average
$36,000

Laser Hair Removal
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 55%