EP 024: Navigating Payment Structures in Medical Aesthetics

leadership Jun 01, 2019

You became an aesthetician because you have a passion for skincare and there’s no better feeling than helping someone radiate with confidence.


But what doesn’t feel great is when the work you’re putting in isn’t generating the pay you deserve or even the pay you need.


I know this is a pervasive problem because it’s one of the main reasons behind why I started AddoAesthetics to help elevate the spa industry by sharing my experience and knowledge…


According to reports from the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for aestheticians is $32,990 as of May 2013, with the top 25 percent of these professionals earning an average of $39,160 and the top 10 percent making $56,930.


Although everyone has their own definition of success and everyone’s number for what they need and want to take home is different, I know there’s greater potential beyond those numbers.


It is possible to make six figures as an aesthetician, and it’s entirely possible to do it in less than the 60 and 80 hours weeks you might currently be pulling.

In fact, it’s possible in less than 40, but that’s a whole other episode.


In this episode of Spa Marketing Made Easy, I’m breaking down the ins and outs of the most common payment structures for medical aestheticians, and how to navigate which one of those structures will best suit your needs, your goals and your skill set.


In this episode you’ll learn:


  • The four foundational payment structures you’ll find in a med spa environment
  • The pros and cons of each payment structure and key considerations when navigating various employment offers
  • My top recommendations for what to consider, ask, and identify when negotiating your preferred payment structure


References Mentioned in Episode #024: Navigating Payment Structures as a Medical Aesthetician