The average hourly pay for a Nail Technician is $11.49.
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What Do Nail Technicians Do?
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.
Skills required of nail technicians include experience working with any type of polish or style such as gels, acrylic, Shellac and French tips. Nail technicians should also be well versed in popular designs, and they need to stay cu…Read more
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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Nail Technicians?
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 $10.25 based on 13 salaries. An early career Nail Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.85 based on 153 salaries. A mid-career Nail Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.67 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Nail Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.15 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Nail Technician in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (11.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (13.0% less), Tampa, Florida (11.5% less) and New York, New York (4.3% less).
Years of Experience
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