Manicurist or Pedicurist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Manicurist or Pedicurists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.06 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.23 per hour on the lower end to $20.61 on the higher end. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Two in five enjoy medical while one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in eight.

$17,628 - $46,540
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$47K
MEDIAN: $28,772
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90%

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$8.23 - $20.61
(Median)
$8
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,628 - $46,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$18,539 - $44,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.23 - $20.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.62 - $7.55  
Overtime
$14.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Commission
$0.00  
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).
)
$18,539 - $44,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Manicurist or Pedicurist

A manicurist maintains and decorates clients’ nails at a nail salon; this generally includes fingernails and may include toenails as well. Other duties that may be carried out by the manicurist include performing scrubs, removing calluses and conducting front-desk duties such as greeting customers, answering phone calls, scheduling appointments and handling money. It is important to have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity in this position, as well as be familiar with tools such as nail files, nail clippers, nail polish and acrylic nails. Manicurists must be creative and have a good eye for designs and colors that will meet customers' expectations. Customer service skills are also needed to ensure customers are satisfied and return at a later date. Manicurists may also perform inventory duties to ensure supplies are in stock. They must follow hygiene and safety rules at all times.

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Manicurist or Pedicurist Tasks

  • 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $26K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $25K on average. Manicurist or Pedicurists see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $43K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Manicurist or Pedicurist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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