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. Lower pay rates hover around $8.05 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $23.49. For the most part, Manicurist or Pedicurists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and nearly one in four earn dental coverage.

$14,497 - $43,282
(Median)
$14K
$26K
$43K
MEDIAN: $25,680
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90%

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$8.05 - $23.49
(Median)
$8
$12
$23
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,497 - $43,282  
   
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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$17,951 - $45,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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 (?
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$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).
)
$17,951 - $45,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $26K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. Manicurist or Pedicurists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 26%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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