Average Esthetician Hourly Pay

$12.99
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,214
Bonus
$1,210
Commission
$3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Esthetician is $12.99.
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$8.98
10%
$12.99
50%
$19.92
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.99
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
Bonus
$17 - $10,766
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,000
Commission
$280 - $10,279
Total Pay
$20,483 - $50,338

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Job Description for Esthetician

Job Satisfaction for Esthetician

3.5 out of 5
(120)
Highly Satisfied
19Reviews
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.

Career Paths

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Aesthetician/Esthetician
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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.
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

This data is based on 1,000 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
55.3%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
3.5%