Esthetician Salary in the US

$33,904
per year
per hour
$16.30
per hour
per year

Esthetician - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for an Esthetician is $33,904 per year ($16.30 per hour), which is $19,586 (-37%) lower than the average salary in the US.
An Esthetician can expect an average starting salary of $19,520. The highest salaries can exceed $54,600.
$19,520
Low
$33,904
Average salary
$54,600
High
$9.38
Low
$16.30
Average salary
$26.25
High

Esthetician Salary Range

Low
$19,520
Average salary
$33,904
Experienced
$37,088
High
$54,600
Low
$9.38
Average salary
$16.30
Experienced
$17.83
High
$26.25
Among Estheticians and Skincare Specialists in the US, early career Wax Specialists and Spa Estheticians tend to have the lowest wages, while licensed Skin Care Specialists with additional certifications like a Master Esthetician License and Self-employed Estheticians enjoy the highest pay rates.

Esthetician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Master Esthetician$49K/year
+44% 
Waxing Specialist$32K/year
 -5%

Esthetician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Esthetician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $22,000 per year. A mid career Esthetician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $31,000, while an experienced Esthetician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $37,000. Estheticians and Skincare Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn $45,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Esthetician

Late Career▲ +33%
Experienced▲ +9%
Average Salary$33,904/year
Mid Career▼ -9%
Entry Level▼ -35%

Gender Breakdown

Female
98%
Male
2%

Esthetician - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Esthetician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Esthetician

How much does an Esthetician make in the US?
An Esthetician in the US earns an average of $33,904 gross per year, which is about $16.30 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Esthetician updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Esthetician in the US?
The starting salary of an Esthetician in the US is around $19,520 gross per year. Early career Wax Specialists and Spa Estheticians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Esthetician in the US?
The highest salary of an Esthetician in the US can reach and exceed $54,600 gross per year. Licensed Skin Care Specialists with additional certifications like a Master Esthetician License and Self-employed Estheticians usually have the highest salaries.
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