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Medical Esthetician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Estheticians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.46 per hour on average. Most Medical Estheticians report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and around one in four earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,434 - $52,005
(Median)
$19K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,398
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$9.96 - $22.74
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,434 - $52,005  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,221  
Commission
$193.92 - $13,395  
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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$21,541 - $51,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $22.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51 - $6.19  
Overtime
$7.84 - $28.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,221  
   
Commission
$193.92 - $13,395  
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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$21,541 - $51,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Sales and Skin Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 8 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Esthetician

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $34K. For Medical Estheticians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $44K.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 20%


National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 55%