Medical Esthetician Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Medical Estheticians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.94 per hour. Job satisfaction for Medical Estheticians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a little less than one-half, and about a fourth earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,834 - $52,617
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$20K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,751
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$10.11 - $23.15
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,834 - $52,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Commission
$123.65 - $12,605  
Total Pay (?
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$23,160 - $51,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $23.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $6.29  
Overtime
$7.76 - $28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
   
Commission
$123.65 - $12,605  
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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$23,160 - $51,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Sales and Skin Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Esthetician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Medical Estheticians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Estheticians make a median salary of $40K. As Medical Estheticians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $47K.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 18%


National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

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: 47% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 53%
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