Medical Esthetician Salary (United States)

Medical Estheticians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.23 per hour. Pay starts at $9.98 per hour and can approach $21.06 on the higher side. 43 percent report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a quarter collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Medical Estheticians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Medical Esthetician Salary (?
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$19,266 - $51,792
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MEDIAN: $36,409
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Medical Esthetician Salary (?
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$9.98 - $21.06
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,266 - $51,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
Commission
$297.99 - $15,033  
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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$21,467 - $51,280  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $21.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.53 - $6.62  
Overtime
$7.93 - $27.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
   
Commission
$297.99 - $15,033  
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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$21,467 - $51,280  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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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.
In most cases, Medical Estheticians can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $33K—can reach $37K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $39K. Though minimal, Medical Estheticians continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $45K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Esthetician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Medical Esthetician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 23%
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 56%
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