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Manicurist or Pedicurist Salary

Manicurist or Pedicurists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.53 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.02 per hour to $21.50. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-tenth. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$14,150 - $48,000
(Median)
$14K
$29K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,087
10%
50%
90%

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$8.02 - $21.50
(Median)
$8
$13
$22
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$14,150 - $48,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$18,031 - $46,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $21.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.23 - $7.60  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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).
)
$18,031 - $46,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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. The average inexperienced worker earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $37K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Manicurist or Pedicurist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 63%