Most Skin Care Specialists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.39 per hour. Approximately one in three enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and close to a sixth get vision benefits. The majority of Skin Care Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,000 - $50,495
(Median)
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $47,932
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$8.76 - $24.96
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$47,932  
   
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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$18,243 - $53,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $24.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
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$18K$36K$54K
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).
)
$18,243 - $53,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

  • 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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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.

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Experience Affects Skin Care Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 65%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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