Women comprise the majority of Medical Estheticians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.87 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Estheticians. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in eight. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,253 - $70,957
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$25K
$43K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,438
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$11.86 - $22.81
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$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,253 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $4,932  
Commission
$148.99 - $10,326  
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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$25,898 - $53,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $22.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.88  
Overtime
$29.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$253.42 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$148.99 - $10,326  
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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$25,898 - $53,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Esthetician

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


Medical Estheticians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Estheticians make a median salary of $44K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Medical Esthetician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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