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Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salary

The larger portion of Licensed Medical Aestheticians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.58 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while slightly more than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. For the most part, Licensed Medical Aestheticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,080 - $59,800
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,127
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$11.62 - $23.42
(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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,080 - $59,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $8,000  
Commission
$-0.49 - $18,246  
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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$24,822 - $55,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $23.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51 - $5.13  
Overtime
$14.72 - $34.92  
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 - $4,983  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $18,246  
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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$24,822 - $55,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Survey takers who work as Licensed Medical Aestheticians report a focused set of job skills. Laser and Skin Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 8 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.


Licensed Medical Aestheticians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $45K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Medical Aesthetician Salaries

laser
up arrow 11%


National Average
$36,000

Laser Hair Removal
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 54%