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Medical Esthetician Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Medical Estheticians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.23 per hour on average. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-seventh. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Medical Esthetician Salary (?
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$19,266 - $51,792
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MEDIAN: $36,409
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Medical Esthetician Salary (?
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$9.98 - $21.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,266 - $51,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
Commission
$297.99 - $15,033  
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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$21,467 - $51,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $21.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.53 - $6.62  
Overtime
$7.93 - $27.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
   
Commission
$297.99 - $15,033  
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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$21,467 - $51,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Job Description for Medical Esthetician

A medical esthetician works with clients to help them maintain the best possible skin health. Estheticians are often present in dermatology, oncology, and plastic surgery offices; some hospitals also employ medical estheticians as well. Some of the esthetician's duties may include performing exfoliation and laser treatments, conducting microdermabrasion, and teaching patients how to care for their skin when recovering from an illness or accident.
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Medical Esthetician 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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Medical Estheticians who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Sales and Skin Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Sales and Skin Care are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Esthetician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Medical Estheticians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $33K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $37K. On average, Medical Estheticians make $39K following one to two decades on the job. As Medical Estheticians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average sum in this group is $45K. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 23%
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 56%