Manicurist or Pedicurist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Manicurist or Pedicurists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.07 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $8.02 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.23 on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and approximately one in four earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$14,400 - $42,322

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$8.02 - $20.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,400 - $42,322  
   
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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$17,839 - $42,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $20.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.23 - $7.60  
Overtime
$4.50 - $21.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$17,839 - $42,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.


For Manicurist or Pedicurists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $25K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $27K. Manicurist or Pedicurists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $37K.

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Experience Affects Manicurist or Pedicurist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

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
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 60%
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