Medical Esthetician Salary

Medical Estheticians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.01 per hour for pay. Work is enjoyable for Medical Estheticians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in four collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,200 - $51,824
(Median)
$22K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,992
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$10.24 - $23.02
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$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,200 - $51,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,732  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Commission
$185.00 - $12,136  
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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$24,281 - $51,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $23.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52 - $5.97  
Overtime
$4.00 - $32.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,732  
   
Commission
$185.00 - $12,136  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$24,281 - $51,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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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Survey takers who work as Medical Estheticians usually report a few specific skills. Sales and Skin Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Esthetician

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


For many Medical Estheticians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $34K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $39K on average. Medical Estheticians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Esthetician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $47K.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 17%


National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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