Average Nail Technician Hourly Pay

$11.13
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$750
Bonus
$2,023
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Nail Technician is $11.13.
10%
$8.29
10%
$11.13
50%
$19.67
90%
90%
MEDIAN $11.13
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $20
Bonus
$0 - $11,745
Commission
$204 - $24,468
Total Pay
$18,220 - $46,773

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Job Description for Nail Technician

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

An entry-level Nail Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.16 based on 71 salaries. An early career Nail Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.27 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Nail Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.08 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Nail Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.31 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Nail Technician in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 43.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.0% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (19.1% less) and New York, New York (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 430 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.5%
Early Career
37.0%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
10.0%