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Nail Technician Salary (United States)

A Nail Technician earns an average wage of $9.97 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Nail Technician Salary (?
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$14,332 - $50,965
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24,859
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Nail Technician Salary (?
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$7.58 - $18.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,332 - $50,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$15,826 - $48,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.58 - $18.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89 - $7.35  
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$15,826 - $48,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nail Technician

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

Nail Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
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Experience Affects Nail Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 82%