Nail Technician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Nail Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.74 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Just under one-fifth enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,331 - $43,385
$12K
$24K
$43K
MEDIAN: $24,104
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50%
90%

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$8.30 - $18.13
$8
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $10.63
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$0$45K
Salary $12,331 - $43,385
Bonus $2,948
Commission $0.21 - $20,894
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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$16,381 - $45,382
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.30 - $18.13
Hourly Tips $1.00 - $8.85
Overtime $17.69
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $2,948
Commission $0.21 - $20,894
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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$16,381 - $45,382
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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.

Nail Technician Job Listings

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 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Nail Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$26,000

Late-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 79%