Esthetician and Skincare Specialist Salary


With more and more people who want to maintain the youthful flow of their skin and improve their outer beauty, the need for a professional Esthetician and Skincare Specialist to help clients is also increasing. As skin care specialist have so many things to do with assisting and helping clients achieve the outer beauty and youthful skin they wanted for themselves by giving them variety of services that involves beauty care.

What does it take to become Esthetician and Skincare Specialist?

Esthetician and Skincare Specialists are those professionals who are responsible of cleansing and beautifying the body and face to enhance one’s appearance. Esthetician and Skincare Specialist works in spas, salons and beauty care centers, while other also work in medical office.

To become an Esthetician and Skincare Specialist, one must first complete a state-approved program for cosmetology or aesthetician, and should pass the sate exam for the licensure which all state requires excluding Connecticut. These specialists perform variety of services to cleanse the face or skin, such as facial treatments, peels, masks, scrubs, exfoliation, laser treatment, and applying makeup to improve the client’s facial and outer appearance. Majority of Esthetician and Skincare Specialist are comprised of women. Professionals in this line of work make around $14.65/hour on an average income. The bottom pay for Esthetician and Skincare Specialist can range from $7.86/hour and top verge of $25.64 according to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics.

Full-time skin care specialist, particularly in U.S, earns a ‘median pay’ of $29, 920 a year or around $13.90 per hour. ‘Median pay’ means that half of the Esthetician and Skincare Specialist Salary are earning more than this amount, while half earn less. Usually, the top 10% of Esthetician and Skincare Specialist Salary sits in the average of $ 50, 897 per year or $24.47 per hour, while the lowest 10% only earns $17, 097 or $8.22 per hour on the average. One of the biggest factors that affect the income rate of Esthetician and Skincare Specialist is the work influences or industry where these professionals are working.

Mostly, the highest earning Esthetician and Skincare Specialist are employed by medical institutions or doctors, wherein they are earning a median of $ 18.45 per hour. Working at a resort, hotels and cruise ships or somewhere in the recreation industry nets a ‘median wage’ of $17.37 per hour. While those who works on the personal and health care stores only bring a median wage of $ 11.89 per hour. Other than the work influences or specific type of industry, geographic location is also one of the biggest factors that influence the salary range of Esthetician and Skincare Specialist. According to BLS, many skin care specialist have a good opportunity to earn more specific state such as California, wherein Esthetician and Skincare Specialist can earn more than $24, 743 per year up to $41,969 per year. Some spa centers also pay them in an hourly wage, including commissions on the sale or any skin care or spa products.

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