Nail Technician Salary

Most Nail Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.25 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than one-fifth, and approximately one-tenth earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,450 - $47,676
$12K
$24K
$48K
MEDIAN: $24,070
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50%
90%

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$8.12 - $15.61
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,450 - $47,676  
   
Bonus
$3,052  
Commission
$979 - $20,466  
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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$16,191 - $44,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $15.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $8.97  
Overtime
$17.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$3,052  
   
Commission
$979 - $20,466  
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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$16,191 - $44,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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Job Description for Nail Technician

Nail technicians can be found in many salon and spa environments and a talented nail professional may be invited to work at any number of luxurious locations such as spas that are attached to hotels or resorts and independent beauty parlors that offer nail services.

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Nail Technician Tasks

  • Treat client nails, including applying polish, manicures, pedicures, paraffin and/or acrylic treatments.
  • Communicate with clients about proper nail care and other services available in the organization.
  • Maintain inventory and a clean workspace.
  • Know and follow all health and safety regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nail Technician

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $24K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. Nail Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $27K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $24K.

Nail Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Nail Technician?

Nail Technician in Allen Park:
"New Company's."
Upon taking a new job, first find out about their customer reviews and local reputation. Try to test customer service by calling for an appointment as a potential client to see how the clientele is treated through the front staff. What standards of ethics and practice are important to said employer, as they may not be the standards that you are accustomed to upholding for your own clients. What products are used? Are they student or professional grade products? Management, what do they do to ensure a pleasant and professional environment? Is there any benefits or trading of services allowed between co workers? Important questions to ponder that can make a difference between being satisfied or happy with your job. Wish I'd have followed this template upon taking the position I'm in know. Just trying to be patient.

Key Stats for Nail Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Nail Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Late-Career
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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