In a study by BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, Albany ranked 19th in the U.S. for cities that pay estheticians the most as compared to the cost of living. This means that working in Albany can make your hard-earned dollars go farther. As of 2019, Albany estheticians were paid an average salary of $36,050 per year ($17.33 per hour). The career outlook in the state as a whole is also good: esthetics jobs are projected to grow by 20% between 2016 and 2026, which is nearly twice the national average.
To become licensed in New York, you need to complete 600 hours of training and pass both a written and skills exam. The schools below will help you fulfill these requirements.