|Quick Facts: Skincare Specialists|
$37,300 per year
$17.93 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award|
|29% (Much faster than average)|
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
Skincare specialists usually work in salons and beauty and health spas, and some are self-employed. Although most work full time, many work evenings and weekends.
Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require.
The median hourly wage for skincare specialists was $17.93 in May 2021.
Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 29 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 10,100 openings for skincare specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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