Average Esthetician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Esthetician is $13.05.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$58 - $10,000
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,000
$295 - $10,304
Total Pay
$20,521 - $49,802

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Job Satisfaction for Esthetician

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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 $14.00, 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 $12.03 based on 78 salaries. An early career Esthetician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.17 based on 532 salaries. A mid-career Esthetician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.56 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Esthetician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.65 based on 151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Esthetician in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 43.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (11.1% more) and San Diego, California (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.2% less) and Houston, Texas (0.4% less).

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