An esthetician is tasked with being the designated skin care expert. Tasks of an esthetician include cleaning and exfoliating the skin, waxing and laser treatment, and also moisturizing the skin of their clients. Their first task is assessing the patients current skin condition, and then defining the best course of treatment.
Estheticians are often outgoing, which is essential, because their job requires them to communicate with the patients on a regular basis. An esthetician salary is also hard to compute because of this fact. Tips greatly alter the amount considered for an aesthetician salary, but the average salary of an esthetician before considering their tips is $31,000 a year.
An Esthetician annual salary varies both in region and in field of work. For instance, a medical aesthetician salary will be different from a clinical esthetician salary, which will differ from a master esthetician salary.
The clinical worker might find they make less, because it’s more of personal care rather than for medical emergencies, however that is altered by the climate and living standards of the region you are in.
If averaging all of that data together, you can compute the total esthetician pay scale, considering years of experience and promotions. Those located in the 10th percentile average around $18,000 a year, while those in the 90th percentile make considerably more. The esthetician salaries of those in the 90th percentile average around $57,000 a year, which is around three times greater than the salaries of those in the 10th percentile.
Although these average esthetician salaries are classified as licensed esthetician salaries, many states will not let you be an esthetician without first being trained at esthetician school. This consists of less than 1000 hours of school, mentorship, and productive, hands-on learning activities that teach you the importance of skin care, and the different things to look for when treating the skin of your patients. Receiving your license will allow you to work in any skin care office, and make the lives and skin of thousands of people better.
Average Esthetician Salary
Highest Paying States for Estheticians
|State||Employment||Employment per thousand jobs||Location quotient||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
Highest Paying Industries for Estheticians
Industry Employment Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 <.005 $22.89 $47,600
Outpatient Care Centers 310 0.04 $22.24 $46,260
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) N/D N/D $20.56 $42,760
Offices of Physicians 3,800 0.15 $19.76 $41,090
Employment Services N/D N/D $17.90 $37,240
Highest Paying Metropolitan Area for Estheticians
|Metropolitan area||Employment||Employment per thousand jobs||Location quotient||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division||500||0.21||0.75||$26.01||$54,090|
|Naples-Marco Island, FL||N/D||N/D||N/D||$23.12||$48,080|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||140||0.20||0.69||$22.32||$46,430|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||N/D||N/D||N/D||$21.93||$45,610|
|Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division||450||0.25||0.89||$21.65||$45,040|
Highest Paying Nonmetropolitan Area for Estheticians
|Nonmetropolitan area||Employment||Employment per thousand jobs||Location quotient||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area||70||0.42||1.48||$29.20||$60,730|
|Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area||N/D||N/D||N/D||$27.34||$56,880|
|Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area||N/D||N/D||N/D||$20.99||$43,650|
|Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area||N/D||N/D||N/D||$16.68||$34,690|
|East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area||N/D||N/D||N/D||$15.64||$32,530|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Currency: US Dollars (USD)