A Nail Technician earns an average wage of $9.76 per hour. A skill in Customer Service is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Nail Technician Total Pay (?
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$14,074 - $50,463
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MEDIAN: $24,945
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Nail Technician Total Pay (?
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$7.38 - $15.35
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,074 - $50,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,765  
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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$15,382 - $47,494  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.38 - $15.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71 - $7.48  
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,765  
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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$15,382 - $47,494  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 437
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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
  • Maintain inventory and a clean workspace.
  • Know and follow all health and safety regulations.
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Nail Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Nail Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.
Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 82%
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