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Beauty Advisor

Beauty Advisors promote brands of cosmetic products in department stores, specialty stores or pharmacies.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 24,500 people are currently employed as Beauty Advisors in Australia. This is set to increase to 30,800 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

29.7% of all Beauty Advisors are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Beauty Advisors is NT, with only 0.9%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 0.6% of Beauty Advisors being male and 99.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Beauty Advisors is 25-34 years old, with 30.4%. A small percentage (2.3%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Beauty Advisors, with 17.1% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Beauty Advisors work an average of 40.4 hours a week which is 0.5 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Beauty Advisors have a Advanced Diploma/Diploma qualification (49.5%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (37.6%). 87.1% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 12.9% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Beauty Advisor Duties & Tasks

  • Consult with clients to assess their needs and identify skin type, colouring and facial structure 
  • Recommend skincare and make-up products and demonstrate application 
  • Apply make-up to clients
  • Receive payments and arrange appointments 
  • Arrange and display products 
  • Sell cosmetic products, related equipment and services



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.