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
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $28K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $30K. Manicurist or Pedicurists bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manicurist or Pedicurist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $39K.

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%
dental benefits
None: 72%
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