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Esthetician salary in United States

How much does an Esthetician make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $23.49
Low $10.59
High $52.07
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a esthetician is $23.49 per hour in the United States. 9.6k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Estheticians in United States

  1. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
    2,109 reviews242 salaries reported
    $38.08per hour
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Highest paying cities for Estheticians near United States

  1. Sugar Land, TX
    $38.78 per hour
    39 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $24.80 per hour
    124 salaries reported
  3. Southlake, TX
    $24.08 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $23.97 per hour
    196 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $22.38 per hour
    129 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $21.77 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $21.55 per hour
    70 salaries reported
  2. Thornton, CO
    $21.22 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Newport Beach, CA
    $20.36 per hour
    30 salaries reported
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Where can an Esthetician earn more?

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Most common benefits for Estheticians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free massages
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,174 ratings

35% of Estheticians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for an Esthetician

As an esthetician, how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an esthetician, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How can estheticians increase their salary?

Estheticians can increase their salary by pursuing additional certifications or a master esthetician license. This license qualifies estheticians to work in places that focus more on the medical aspects of skincare than cosmetics.

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How much do similar professions to esthetician get paid?

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