Esthetician Schools in Nebraska
If you want to become an esthetician, Nebraska could be a great place to begin. With pay higher than the national average and among the highest in the Midwest, you could find yourself making a pretty good living in a lower-cost state!
Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Nebraska, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.
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- 600 education hours are required to become licensed.
- You must renew your license every 2 years.
- 8 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
- Average salary for estheticians in Nebraska is $47,430.
- There is a predicted 23% job increase between 2020-2030 for estheticians.
As an esthetician, you care for the top layer of the skin. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) oversees and sets the licensing requirements for estheticians in the state.
To become an esthetician in Nebraska, you must:
Esthetician Salary and Projected Job Growth in Nebraska
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Nebraska
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, skin care specialists in Nebraska earn an average yearly salary of $47,430, or $22.80 per hour. But, there's a wide gap between the lowest- and highest-paid skincare specialists in Nebraska, with the bottom 10% earning $21,570 and the top 10% earning $75,100 per year on average.
The predictions are bright for estheticians in Nebraska. Between 2020 and 2030, O*Net projects job growth of 23%, which is higher than the 17% growth expected for skincare specialists across the United States.
However, other factors can influence your salary, such as location, cost of living, hours, and where you work.
The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Nebraska are:
|Metro Area||2022 Median Salary|
|Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA||$42,680|
Table information sourced from O*Net (2023)
What to Expect From an Esthetician Program in Nebraska
Required to earn a esthetics license
To become licensed as an esthetician in Nebraska, you must take 600 hours at a cosmetology or esthetics school.
The 600 hours of education include:
Esthetician schools are approved by the NDHHS. They must offer the following classes:
Schools may also offer 40 additional optional hours in advanced classes. These hours are earned outside of school and can include the following:
Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Nebraska?
You can be an esthetician apprentice in Nebraska, but you can't earn a license just through apprenticeship.
There are also specific rules for apprentices. First, only some schools offer credit. Additionally, you can only apprentice in salons approved by the NDHHS.
The criteria a salon must meet to get approved as an apprentice salon include the following:
Nebraska Esthetician Licensing Requirements
After completing the 600 hours of esthetics education, you can apply for your license and take the exams.
Here's what you need to submit:
Next, you must have your school complete the form attached to the application to confirm that you completed the program.
Finally, register for your exam and pay the $95 fee. After passing the exam, you can submit the licensure application.
Nebraska Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity
Nebraska offers licensure via reciprocity if you've earned an esthetician license in another state.
If you're licensed in another state and are a military spouse, you can even practice immediately with a temporary license for up to one year.
To earn a Nebraska esthetician license through reciprocity, you must:
You must also submit the same documentation as those earning their license via exam and pay the $95 application fee.
License renewal period
Continuing education required
Esthetician licenses expire on September 30 of even-numbered years. You must take eight hours of continuing education to renew the license and pay the $118 renewal fee.
Contact the Nebraska State Board of Esthetics
Resources for Estheticians in Nebraska
Estheticians of Nebraska
A Facebook group for skincare specialists in Nebraska to network and discuss trends in the industr.
Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)
The Nebraska page for ASCP, which offers student memberships