Aesthetician Salary

Aesthetician Salary
Last updated at August 4, 2021

According to, The average aesthetician salary range typically falls between $41,944 and $53,329 as of June 28, 2021. However, salaries can vary widely depending on location and many other important factors, including education, certifications, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Aesthetician Job Description

The skincare industry is becoming one of the in-demand trades in recent years. More and more customers go to spas in order to have their skin pampered. And with the rise of the interest in skincare and spa treatments, also comes the demand for more aestheticians.

But what exactly is an Aesthetician? These are practitioners who take care of the quality and tone of the skin of their customers. They apply methods which include various skincare procedures such as

  • exfoliation
  • sloughing of dead skin cells
  • makeup procedures
  • reduction of fine lines & age spots
  • facial massages

With this, aesthetician’s need skills such as color analysis, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, hair removal, and even facials and makeovers.

Where do Aestheticians Work?

Other than working in spas, aestheticians can also practice their craft (but usually in different work settings) in establishments such as hospitals and medical offices. They assist plastic surgeons and dermatologists in performing certain medical tasks such as providing pre-operation and post-operation skin services, referral to medical personnel for more serious skin issues, and assisting in the administration of medication and treatments.


Another factor that affects the scale of the wage of an aesthetician is the area where he or she would practice his or her skills. Payscale has enumerated in their website some of the states and their respective hourly rates for aestheticians.

How to Become an Aesthetician?

You may be able to become a medical aesthetician by finding a school near you. Once you’ve applied and been accepted, practice requirements generally range from 300 to 750 hours.

Sponsored Programs

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology , Online

    Location - Anaheim, CA, US 92806

    EXPLORE OUR INNOVATIVE ONLINE PROGRAMS Customize your coursework - select a concentration or specialization to best suit your individual and career goals. Learn from reno... Read More

    M.A. Forensic Psychology
    M.A. Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy
    M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
    Ph.D. Organizational Leadership
    Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology
    Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology
    Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • The College of Health Care Professions , Online

    Location - Houston, TX, US 77092

    The College of Health Care Professions is a Texas-based career education school founded by physicians in the Texas Medical Center solely specializing in healthcare education and dedicated to provid... Read More

    Dental Assistant - Certificate
    Radiologic Technology Completion Program – AAS Degree
    Radiologic Science Management - Bachelor's Degree
    Medical Coding and Billing - Certificate
    Medical Assistant - Certificate
    Health Care Management - Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
    Health Care Management - AAS Degree
    Health and Medical Administrative Services Completion Program - AAS Degree
    Coding and Revenue Cycle Management - AAS Degree
  • Keiser University , Online

    Location - Tallahassee, FL, US 32309

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-ce...

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (FastTrack)
    Exercise and Sport Science, BS
    Exercise and Sport Science, AS
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Human Services Concentration
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Health Care and Fitness Concentration
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Developmental Psychology Concentration
    Exercise and Sport Science - Preprofessional Concentration, BS
    Criminal Justice, AS - Law Enforcement
    Criminal Justice, BA to MACJ (Accelerated Track)
    Nursing, FastTrack BSN
  • Sullivan University , Online

    Location - Louisville, KY, US 40205

    Earn your degree from an accredited university by taking all of your classes online. Sullivan University Online delivers high quality online degree programs in an e-Learning environment that allows... Read More

    Surgical Technology
    Radiologic Technology
    Practical Nursing Diploma
    Limited Medical Radiography Diploma
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Management
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Southern Careers Institute , Online

    Location - Brownsville, TX, US 78520

    Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years.  In that time we have trained students the professional skills necessary to gain employment in their lo... Read More

    Electrical Technician
    Medical Office Specialist
    Medical Assistant
    Computer Support Specialist
    Administrative Assistant
    Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
    Pharmacy Technician
  • Wichita Technical Institute , Online

    Location - Wichita, KS, US 67213

    We've been producing top graduates for more than 50 years! WTI's success and longevity is due to its commitment in providing its students with the latest information and technology. It do... Read More

    Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
    Medical Assistant
    Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
    Pharmacy Technician
    Electronic Systems Technology
  • Platt College Los Angeles , Online

    Location - Anaheim, CA, US 92806

    Since our opening in 1985, Platt College Los Angeles, LLC has been dedicated to the principle that education is the foundation for personal and professional growth, and that students should have the o... Read More

    Veterinary Technology
    Medical Assisting
    Medical Administrative Specialist
  • Career College of Northern Nevada , Online

    Location - Sparks, NV, US 89434

    Invest in Your Life with CCNN Career College of Northern Nevada will equip you with the training you need to succeed. Do you want to complete your diploma or degree program quickly? If so, CCNN... Read More

    Clinical Medical Assistant
    Information Technology Specialist
    Industrial Electronics Technology
    HVAC/R Service Technician
    Health Information Management
    Facility Maintenance Technician
    Medical Assistant
Find a Program