Spa Attendants


Spa Attendants


Spa attendants work in hotels, resorts, and salons. They are specially trained in facial, body, and water treatments. They assist massage therapists and estheticians, and prepare and clean the treatment rooms and tables. They provide spa customers with refreshments, towels, washcloths, and robes. According to the research group Statista, approximately 377,900 people were employed in the U.S. spa industry in May 2019.

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma



Any experience one can obtain working at a spa in any capacity wi





Personality Traits

Hands On


Salaries for spa attendants vary greatly across the country. Spa attendants make from minimum wage to around $17 per hour. Annual salaries with this pay scale would range from $15,080 to $35,360. Salaries vary according to work environment (a large resort will pay more than a small salon) and the spa attendant's responsibilities. Spa attendants are either paid by the hour or by commission (a pe...

Work Environment

Working among vacationers in a sunny, scenic part of the world can be very enjoyable. Most spa attendants work within well-decorated, temperature-controlled buildings, with soothing music piped through the speaker systems. Fresh fruit, tea, and other refreshments are often readily available. Spa attendants work directly with a public that has come to a resort to alleviate stress and other worri...


The International SPA Association reports that spa visits have been growing steadily over the years in the United States, with clients making nearly 190 million spa visits in 2019, a 1.6 percent increase over 2018. This increase in visits can be attributed to the growing appreciation for the benefits of spa visits, the increased number of day spas, and increased popularity of spas among men. In...