Manicurist or Pedicurist Salary

Women account for the majority of Manicurist or Pedicurists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.49 per hour. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while nearly one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a seventh. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manicurist or Pedicurists. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$16,442 - $51,064
$16K
$26K
$51K
MEDIAN: $26,500
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50%
90%

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$8.78 - $24.24
$8
$10
$24
MEDIAN: $10.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$16,442 - $51,064  
   
Commission
$5,520  
Total Pay (?
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$18,391 - $51,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $24.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $11.25  
Overtime
$12.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Commission
$5,520  
   
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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$18,391 - $51,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

  • Provide consistent, professional, and high-quality nail services.
  • Uphold company sanitization and sterilization standards in accordance with government regulations.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manicurist or Pedicurist

Pay by Experience for a Manicurist or Pedicurist has a positive trend. An entry-level Manicurist or Pedicurist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manicurist or Pedicurist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Manicurist or Pedicurist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 13 salaries. A Manicurist or Pedicurist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Manicurist or Pedicurist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Manicurist or Pedicurist Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 72%