Women comprise the majority of Skin Care Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.29 per hour on average. The majority of Skin Care Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in four receive medical and dental insurance and roughly a tenth get vision plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,163 - $50,076
$39K
MEDIAN: $39,000
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$9.02 - $25.96
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$12
$26
MEDIAN: $12.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$39,000  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Commission
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$18,754 - $55,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $25.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
Commission
$750  
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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$18,754 - $55,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Skin Care Specialist

Skin care specialists work at health spas, beauty parlors, salons, and similar facilities to create customized skin care plans for each customer. They must educate their clients on how to take care of their skin and may also sell skin care products and recommend plans based on customers' needs.

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Skin Care Specialist Tasks

  • Keep records of client needs and preferences, and the services provided.
  • Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Skin Care Specialist

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


For many Skin Care Specialists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $26K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $26K. Skin Care Specialists bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. Skin Care Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $52K.

Skin Care Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Skin Care Specialist?

Skin Care Specialist in Portland:
"Love to help build clients confidence! Rewarding!"
Pros: I love everything I do. I love that clients come to me for help. They trust me to help them look and feel better!
Cons: Brazilian waxing and getting the waxing done fast enough so Im not late with the next client.

Skin Care Specialist in Temecula:
"The Angel And The Devil."
Pros: I like my clients, making them feel good about themselves. Making bonds and having people open up not only about skin issue but also about their lives.
Cons: The sampling, not getting noticed for hard effort.

Skin Care Specialist in San Francisco:
"I Work Hard And Love Doing My Job, Just Feel Under Compensated."
Pros: I like working with my coworker's.
Cons: My bosses treat me poorly. Speak down to me as if I am a child.

Key Stats for Skin Care Specialist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Skin Care Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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