$30,166
Avg. Salary
$14.40
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$500

Bonus

$2,035

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Aesthetician/Esthetician is $14.40 per hour.

The average pay for an Aesthetician/Esthetician is $30,166 per year.

10%
$9.68
10%
$14.40
50%
$20.63
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MEDIAN $14.40
10%
$17k
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$30k
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$55k
90%
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MEDIAN $30,166
$16,638 - $54,575
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MEDIAN: $30,166
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$0$54K
Salary $16,638 - $54,575
Bonus $195 - $3,944
Commission $0.00 - $25,532
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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$20,679 - $54,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.68 - $20.63
Hourly Tips $0.68 - $9.22
Overtime $21.25
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $195 - $3,944
Commission $0.00 - $25,532
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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$20,679 - $54,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

Job Description

An aesthetician works in a spa or clinic to provide skin care services to clients. Some positions will require the aesthetician to have state aesthetician licensing prior to application. Some duties that the aesthetician will perform are applying facial masks, providing manicures and pedicures, applying makeup, and waxing. Laser therapy is also common and will require extra licensing and knowledge of laser operation. Laser therapy is used for things such as anti-aging methods, hair removal, and improving imperfections on the skin.

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Aesthetician/Esthetician Tasks
  • Sterilize equipment, and clean work areas.
  • Examine, evaluate and treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using products such as peels and masks.
  • Select, recommend and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions and tonics.
  • Keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Aesthetician/Esthetician has a positive trend. An entry-level Aesthetician/Esthetician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aesthetician/Esthetician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Aesthetician/Esthetician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 21 salaries. An Aesthetician/Esthetician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 8 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Aesthetician/Esthetician?

Aesthetician/Esthetician in San Jose:
"Hectic."
Pros: Clientele
Cons: Lack of communication, Always out of product

Aesthetician/Esthetician in Atlanta:
"Great opportunities."
Pros: People
Cons: Traffic

Aesthetician/Esthetician in Atlanta:
"Know the Growth, Know your Worth."
Ensure that the company has adequate room for lateral growth. Otherwise your worth will quickly out-weigh your growth. Be informed on new modalities but stay true to the basics of skin care and physiology. Remember that just because something is popular, advertised or celebrity endorsed, does not make it appopriate for your client's skin. Skin is skin. However, there are many internal and external factors that affect the skin. Don't be swayed by what a Dermatologist suggested. You are the expert in skin care; They are the experts in skin diseases. There should be a completely different approach to clients. We, as estheticians should be educating our guests on prevention and regular skin maintainence, so more being proactive. (Not Rodan and Fields 😔) 😉. People are more likely to see a Dermatologist for retroactive procedures. Although your environment should be pretty zen, there will be stress. Physical and mental. Be sure to proactively care for yourself as well.

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Mid-Career
▲19%

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 66%