Esthetician earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level esthetician earnings begin at:

$58.08 per hour

$120,800 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level esthetician earnings begin at:

$45.65 per hour

$94,960 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level esthetician earnings begin at:

$36.01 per hour

$74,890 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level esthetician earnings begin at:

$28.12 per hour

$58,480 per year

10th percentile

Starting level esthetician earnings begin at:

$22.38 per hour

$46,550 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Esthetician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $74,890
Vermont $67,650
Connecticut $63,470
Washington $62,480
Oregon $49,300
Massachusetts $48,090
New Mexico $47,490
Alaska $47,390
Illinois $46,780
North Dakota $46,210
Puerto Rico $45,060
Maine $44,990
Hawaii $40,330
New York $39,260
North Carolina $38,880
Michigan $38,270
Wyoming $38,180
Florida $38,070
California $37,730
Ohio $37,540
Colorado $37,380
Mississippi $37,270
Arizona $36,490
South Carolina $36,330
Utah $36,050
New Jersey $35,730
Kansas $35,650
Wisconsin $35,370
Georgia $35,140
Arkansas $34,130
Minnesota $33,490
Texas $32,310
New Hampshire $31,830
Pennsylvania $31,600
Delaware $31,380
Iowa $31,290
South Dakota $30,590
Nebraska $30,540
Alabama $30,470
Indiana $30,350
Louisiana $30,240
Maryland $30,160
Virginia $30,150
Kentucky $29,920
Missouri $29,820
Rhode Island $29,820
West Virginia $29,750
Montana $29,670
Idaho $29,610
Nevada $28,980
Oklahoma $22,880
Tennessee $22,230

How do esthetician salaries compare to similar careers?

Estheticians earn about the same as related careers in District of Columbia. On average, they make less than makeup artists but more than social workers.

Career Median Salary
Makeup artist salary $101K
American sign language interpreter salary $123K
Fire inspector salary $100K
Police officer salary $79K
Real estate agent salary $62K
Esthetician salary $75K
Hairdresser salary $59K
Clergy member salary $63K
Family social worker salary $76K
Social worker salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)