In the US a beauty therapist earns nearly $70,500 per year. A fresh worker who has just entered into the field generally earns less, closer to $34,000. But as the person gains fame and experience, the demand of the person increases and thus the pay also increases. It is often required that one possess a valid license from the department of cosmetology in order to practice in a well reputed organization or medical center. Work experience and job location also have an effect on salary.