Aestheticians are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, aestheticians rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 44% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy aestheticians are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Florist
3.5
$30k
Recreation worker
3.4
$30k
Costume attendant
3.4
$48k
Massage therapist
3.4
$47k
Skincare specialist
3.4
$32k
Aesthetician
3.3
$37k
Painting, coating & decorating worker
3.2
$37k
Spa manager
3.2
$38k
Tailor
3.2
$31k
Funeral director
3.2
$49k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are aestheticians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do aestheticians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as aestheticians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are aesthetician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are aestheticians making the best use of their abilities?

Are aestheticians happy with their salary?

Aestheticians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.8/5. Aestheticians tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked aestheticians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

634 aestheticians

5 Star
11%

11% of aestheticians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
17%

17% of aestheticians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of aestheticians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of aestheticians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of aestheticians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do aestheticians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, aestheticians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most aestheticians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked aestheticians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

640 aestheticians

5 Star
15%

15% of aestheticians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of aestheticians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of aestheticians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of aestheticians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
18%

18% of aestheticians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as aestheticians?

Aestheticians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.9/5. The majority of aestheticians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked aestheticians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.9 out of 5 stars

682 aestheticians

5 Star
41%

41% of aestheticians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of aestheticians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of aestheticians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
7%

7% of aestheticians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of aestheticians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an aesthetician’s work environment?

As a whole, aestheticians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.6/5. A solid majority of aestheticians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an aesthetician.

We asked aestheticians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

684 aestheticians

5 Star
28%

28% of aestheticians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
30%

30% of aestheticians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of aestheticians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of aestheticians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of aestheticians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are aestheticians making the best use of their abilities?

Former aestheticians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most aestheticians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked aestheticians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

691 aestheticians

5 Star
21%

21% of aestheticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
20%

20% of aestheticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of aestheticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of aestheticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of aestheticians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars