The average hourly pay for an Esthetician is $12.99.
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$17 - $10,766
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$280 - $10,279
$20,483 - $50,338
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Job Description for Esthetician
Estheticians have extensive knowledge in skin care and work closely with those who want to improve their overall appearance. Most estheticians focus on the face, although they often perform services for the rest of the body such as body wraps, hydration and aromatherapy. Day spas, salons and cosmetic stores may provide services that include eyebrow tweezing, waxing, facial massages and eyelash extensions, all of which are done by an esthetician. Estheticians may also refer clients to dermatologi…Read more
Job Satisfaction for Esthetician
Popular Employer Salaries for Esthetician
The top respondents for the job title Esthetician are from the companies ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., Massage Envy and European Wax Center. Reported salaries are highest at Massage Heights where the average pay is $15.48. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Burke Williams Spa and Massage Envy, earning around $15.00 and $13.48, respectively. European Wax Center pays the lowest at around $9.19. ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. and Medi-Spa also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.81 and $12.00, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Esthetician
An entry-level Esthetician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.05 based on 78 salaries. An early career Esthetician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.16 based on 553 salaries. A mid-career Esthetician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.58 based on 174 salaries. An experienced Esthetician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.85 based on 160 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Esthetician in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 46.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (11.6% more) and San Diego, California (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.8% less).
Years of Experience
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