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Aesthetician Salaries

Aesthetician salaries (median hourly wages, including tips) were about $13.77 in 2010. The lowest 10% earned an aesthetician salary of about $8.39/hr and the highest 10% earned about $24.95/hr. These correspond to annual wages of about $29,000, $17,000 and $52,000 respectively.

Aesthetician salaries in industries with the highest levels of employment in May 2009 were:

Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Personal Care Services 22,520 3.60 $14.40 $29,950
Offices of Physicians 3,600 0.15 $18.95 $39,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,430 0.13 $16.31 $33,920
Traveler Accommodation 1,360 0.08 $15.18 $31,580
Health and Personal Care Stores 820 0.08 $14.96 $31,120

An aesthetician payscale in industries with the highest concentration of aestheticians in May 2009 was:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Personal Care Services 22,520 3.60 $14.40 $29,950
Offices of Physicians 3,600 0.15 $18.95 $39,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,430 0.13 $16.31 $33,920
Other Personal Services 210 0.08 $13.85 $28,820
Traveler Accommodation 1,360 0.08 $15.18 $31,580

The aesthetician salary range in top paying industries in May 2009 was
:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Outpatient Care Centers 320 0.05 $20.52 $42,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $19.47 $40,500
Offices of Physicians 3,600 0.15 $18.95 $39,420
Department Stores 330 0.02 $17.87 $37,180
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers

$16.58 $34,500

Medical aesthetician salaries vary with experience. According to According to Payscale.com,medical aestheticians with 5-9 years of experience make a medical aesthetician salary ranging from $15,000 to $65,000/yr.


Information on this page from:
(1)Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Skincare Specialists,
 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/skincare-specialists.htm
(2) Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics,Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012,39-5094 Skincare Specialists, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes395094.htm

(3) Payscale.com, http://www.payscale.com

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