Nail Technician Salary

Women account for the majority of Nail Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.48 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Nail Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-tenth collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,231 - $45,864
$12K
$24K
$46K
MEDIAN: $24,029
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$8.25 - $17.09
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$17
MEDIAN: $10.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,231 - $45,864  
   
Bonus
$2,948  
Commission
$50.00 - $20,412  
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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$16,677 - $44,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $17.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14 - $8.90  
Overtime
$18.00  
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
$2,948  
   
Commission
$50.00 - $20,412  
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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$16,677 - $44,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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

Pay by Experience for a Nail Technician has a neutral trend. An entry-level Nail Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nail Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Nail Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 63 salaries. A Nail Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 32 salaries.

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
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

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

Mid-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$26,000

Late-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 81%
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