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Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Licensed Medical Aestheticians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.66 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a fifth collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,650 - $62,295
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$11.77 - $23.37
(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
$24,650 - $62,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
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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$25,512 - $59,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $23.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52 - $5.15  
Overtime
$14.62 - $33.12  
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 - $5,045  
   
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).
)
$25,512 - $59,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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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Professional skills reported by Licensed Medical Aestheticians are few in number. Laser and Skin Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $34K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Licensed Medical Aestheticians see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 55%
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