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What Do Aestheticians Make In Texas?

salaries aestheticians texasWhat do Aestheticians Make In Texas, is one of the more popular questions we get here at NLI. And if you’ve been considering training to become an Aesthetician, but have heard that certain laser treatments can be administered without this extensive training, it can be downright confusing. While rules and regulations vary from state to state, with a few states being more/less strict than others, obtaining proper training is essential across the board for both safety and efficacy purposes. National Laser Institute is happy to answer your questions.

In this booming and ever-changing industry there are new and exciting technologies coming out every year. The more well-rounded your skill-set, the more attractive you’ll be in this marketplace. While Laser Hair Reduction is the most sought after procedure, any employer who knows you are proficient in Photofacials, Wrinkle Reduction, and Tattoo Removal, will recognize the added value you can bring to their business. Employers will take note of that potential, and a bump in salary/commission is sure to follow.

Do I Need To Be An Aesthetician To Do Laser In Texas?

Generally speaking, no. Many aestheticians choose to add cosmetic lasers to their skill set, but anyone with a high school diploma or equivalent can attend cosmetic laser training school. A cosmetic laser technician and aesthetician will both be able to administer cosmetic laser treatments with proper certification. Many aestheticians enjoy doing both traditional facials and laser, while others find that laser treatments alone are more lucrative. For example, one facial = $80 on average, compared to one IPL photo facial = $300 or more.

Those who earn their cosmetic laser certifications through NLI, will be trained in:

  • Laser hair removal
  • IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening
  • Laser stretch mark reduction
  • Cellulite reduction
  • + more

Those who complete National Laser Institutes Comprehensive Laser Course, will be trained in:

  • Laser Hair Reduction
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Photofacial
  • Coolsculpting Body Contouring
  • Radiofrequency Treatments
  • Skin Rejuivenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Microneedling
  • + more

Plus, students will receive an overview on how cosmetic lasers work, pre/post-treatment care, and learn the latest/greatest laser techniques.

What Do Aestheticians Make In Texas?

What do aestheticians make in Texas, and is it worth your time and effort? One phrase comes to mind: Income potential, it’s as simple as that. Working part-time for a medical spa or physician’s office, most receive an hourly rate + commission. The average hourly rate for a Laser Technician in Texas is $15.61 per hour according to

Employers seek out graduates of NLI because we are known as the best in teaching safety and hands-on experience. Therefore the complete education you’ll receive from NLI will give you both the technical background and rounded skill set employers are after.

At a Glance, Here’s what Aestheticians make in Texas:

As a Laser Technician

  • The average hour of laser hair reduction is about $150.
  • The average hour of IPL photo facial is about $350.

If you did 5 “laser” hours and 3 photo facial hours a day your “revenue” for that day would be 5 x 150(750) + 3 x 350(1050) = $1800 per day.

With a fixed 25% commission

-$1800 times 25% or $450/day x 5 days week = $2250/week x 4.2 = $ 9450 month or $113, 400 a year.

With $15.61hr and 10% commission

-$1800 times 10% = $180 day plus 15.61hr x 8hrs = $124.88 for a total of $300 day or $1500 week times 4.2 weeks = $6300 month or $75,600 a year.

As an Aesthetician

For comparison, we’ll use two popular treatments, the same commission rates, and an upgraded hourly rate of $18.99.

  • The average laser tattoo removal is $350
  • The average microneedling cost is $450

If you did 5 “tattoo removal” hours and 3 microneedling hours a day your revenue would be 5 x 350(1,750) plus 3 x 450 (1,800) = $3,550 per day.

With fixed 25% commission and $18.99/hour

$3,550 x 25% or $887.5/day plus 18.99 x 8 = $151.92 or $1,039.42/day and $5,197.1 a week x 4.2 = $21,827.82/month or $261,933.84 a year!

With a fixed 10% commission and $18.99/hour

$3,550 x 10% or $350/day plus 18.99 x 8 = $151.92 or $501.92/day and $2,509.6 a week x 4.2 = $10,540.32/month or $126,483.84 a year!

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Self Employed Scenario

What you may be surprised to hear is that some aestheticians/cosmetic laser technicians decide to venture out on their own (under supervision of a medical director). Once you have the proper training, choosing to open your own location can work great. Likewise, renting a room in another office, or negotiating a partnership with a physician are both great options.

There are medical spas across the country doing anything up to a million dollars in gross revenue, but of course, their bottom line is a function of what their overhead is.

The well-rounded skill set you’ll receive from National Laser Institute’s comprehensive training course will help you negotiate better deals and a higher pay rate.

The Bottom Line

Whether you’re planning on training as a technician, continuing your education as an aesthetician, or are a career changer looking to change things up,  you’ll be set! It’s simply a matter of how diverse of a skillset you’d like to have, and how flexible you want to be administering laser treatments as a career!

What exactly do aestheticians make in Texas? Give NLI a call today, and we can help answer any remaining questions!

During our Online Comprehensive Laser Course you will receive online classroom laser training with a variety of instructors and live demonstrations with several hours on each modality. Then choose one of our nationwide locations to attend your clinicals for hands-on learning!


Modalities include Laser Hair Removal, Photofacial, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Radiofrequency Skin Rejuvenation, Coolsculpting, Cellulite Reduction, Tattoo Removal, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening, and Microneedling.