I am in WI and I got out of teaching about a year ago. I started with $18 an hour.
Salaries are whatever you agree to
I'm in Ohio and my esthetics instructor said she made $30K/year, with no raise in at least 6 years. She also had a ton of experience in medical aesthetics and in spas, and has been licensed for 18 years.
The esthetic department I helped set up in Virginia was going to pay their instructors $32.00 an hour but they would get paid at the end of the semester due to it being in a college and that is the way they paid all of the professors. I am not sure who did a bigger double take me or the pending esthetic instructor!
It is imperative to ask about compensation. Does the school offer a yearly review with an increase in salary? Is their a bonus if you grow the department? Insurance? How do you get paid by credit hour or hourly-there is a difference!
Teaching is very rewarding but ask lots of questions before taking the position.
Cindy, I've been asking the same question myself. This will be my first teaching job and I'm not sure what the going rate is in Texas. Since the esthetics program is smaller compared to cosmetology, i will be teaching English and Spanish in one classroom. In any event, I'm excited about starting in two weeks but I pray that I will be compensated decently :)