Not every client will curse and shout at you as Steve Carrell did in the movie "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," but some may experience discomfort, as you remove their back, chest or bikini-line hair. As a body waxing technician, you're not only providing a service but a favor, as the experience would be less pleasant for those who do it themselves. Salaries for body waxing technicians can vary by years of service and employers.
Salary Less Than $40,000
Body waxing technicians earned average salaries of $37,832 in 2014, according to CareerBuilder. (See reference 1) Most of these depilatory specialists take courses in anatomy and physiology of the hair and skin, client consultation and hair removal and earn certificates in body waxing. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, for example, you must complete 115 training hours of waxing. (See reference 2 and resource 2) You may also need a license to practice in your state.
Vanity Drives Growth
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 40 percent increase in jobs for skincare specialists from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than average. People are more conscientious about looks and grooming today than in the past, which should positively impact jobs for body waxing technicians.
2016 Salary Information for Skincare Specialists
Skincare specialists earned a median annual salary of $30,270 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, skincare specialists earned a 25th percentile salary of $21,960, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $42,810, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 61,300 people were employed in the U.S. as skincare specialists.