Manicurist or Pedicurist Salary

The larger portion of Manicurist or Pedicurists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.30 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.05 per hour and $23.49. Most Manicurist or Pedicurists report high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third enjoy medical while close to one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$14,597 - $43,160
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$43K
MEDIAN: $25,041
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90%

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$8.05 - $23.49
(Median)
$8
$12
$23
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,597 - $43,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,987 - $45,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.05 - $23.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.24 - $7.55  
Overtime
$4.50 - $21.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$17,987 - $45,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Manicurist or Pedicurist

  • Promote the health benefits of regular nail care and sell additional spa services and add-ons.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of manicure and pedicure trends and styles.
  • Provide consistent, professional, and high-quality nail services.
  • Uphold company sanitization and sterilization standards in accordance with government regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manicurist or Pedicurist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Manicurist or Pedicurists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $26K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $35K in this role. Manicurist or Pedicurists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $37K.

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Experience Affects Manicurist or Pedicurist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 61%
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