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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 $15.31 per hour on average. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,616 - $52,219
(Median)
$19K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,938
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$10.02 - $22.26
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$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,616 - $52,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
Commission
$204.26 - $14,899  
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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$21,653 - $51,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $22.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52 - $6.81  
Overtime
$7.98 - $27.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $14,899  
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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$21,653 - $51,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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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 report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Sales and Skin Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. On average, Medical Estheticians make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $37K.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 22%

up arrow 10%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 56%