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Licensed Esthetician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$40,000
$27,000
$40,000
$61,000
Licensed estheticians in the United States make an average salary of $40,963 per year or $19.69 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $61,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, non profits, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Alaska, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada provide the highest licensed esthetician salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Upland, CA
$55,841
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Map of Licensed Esthetician Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Licensed Esthetician Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a licensed esthetician is roughly $40,963 per year, which boils down to $19.69 per hour. Interestingly enough, licensed estheticians have the highest salaries in Upland, CA at about $55,841 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Upland, CA is $29,000. Additionally, licensed estheticians make more than the average salary in Phoenix, AZ, Henderson, NV, Newark, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC. On a more broad level, licensed esthetician salaries are highest in California, Alaska, Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, and Delaware. On the contrary, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Georgia offer the lowest licensed esthetician salaries.

City
Average Salary
Upland, CA
Upland, CA
$55,841
$56k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$51,338
$51k
Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV
$51,173
$51k
Newark, DE
Newark, DE
$49,266
$49k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$49,198
$49k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$49,086
$49k
Ashburn, VA
Ashburn, VA
$48,891
$49k
Babylon, NY
Babylon, NY
$48,768
$49k
Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, CT
$47,997
$48k
Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH
$47,290
$47k

High Paying Licensed Esthetician Jobs

Average Licensed Esthetician Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas and Nordstrom as they offer the highest salaries for licensed estheticians.

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Licensed Esthetician Salary History

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    Average Licensed Esthetician Pay By Industry

    Licensed esthetician salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, non profits, and hospitality companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a licensed esthetician can make a yearly salary of $42,678 while working for health care companies. All the while, other licensed estheticians are making $42,195 at non profits companies and $41,136 at hospitality companies. One industry licensed estheticians may want to avoid is the transportation industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $39,277.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $42,678
    $43k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $42,195
    $42k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $41,136
    $41k
    Retail
    Retail
    $40,289
    $40k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $39,277
    $39k

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    Nunez, GA
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    $20,870
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    Carmel, IN
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    $35,000
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    Madison, WI
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    09/18/2020
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    $52,175
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    Phoenix, AZ
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    09/18/2020
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    $52,175
    $52,175
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