Esthetician Salary Canada



The average esthetician salary Canada is calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide and from a variety of other sources. Estheticians work in a number of settings including physicians’ offices, clinics and salons.  An esthetician salary Canada will vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the estheticians reflected here were working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1750 hours per year. 

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system.  This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Esthetician Salary Canada Median Hourly and Annual Data

Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

9.29 CAD

17.68 CAD

28.28 CAD

United States

$9.50

$18.08

$28.93

average esthetician salary canada is $18.08 per hour. The lowest 10% earn less than $9.50 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $28.93 per hour.

Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

19,552 CAD

31,282 CAD

48,879 CAD

United States

$20,000

$32,000

$50,000


On an annual basis the average salary is less than $32,000.  The lowest 10% earn less than $20,000 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $50,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average.

Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas.  The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.
   
Top 5 Provinces to Earn an Esthetician Salary Canada
The five top paying areas in Canada for estheticians are Calgary-Alberta, Edmonton-Alberta, Winnipeg-Manitoba, Toronto-Ontario and Ottawa-Ontario.

Other Industries that Employ Estheticians
The recreation and amusement industry, hotel and other traveler accommodation industries, as well as pharmacists, and wholesale marketers also employ estheticians.

Where They Work
The majority of estheticians work in salons, personal care homes, hospitals and other related areas. These include day spas and salons.

Private Practice vs. Employment
An Esthetician salary Canada can be earned as an employee, as an independent contractor,and/or private practice.  Many large chains employ the workers and provide some sort of bonus for productivity.  If the arrangement is independent contractor the esthetician, barber, hairdresser will rent space from the retail outlet and pay for their own supplies. They may pay a percentage of their gross receipts to the retail outlet.

People in this line of work frequently open their own salon or spa. This is a typical small business arrangement and knowledge how to run a business is as important as knowing how to cut hair.

Benefits
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year.