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Average Nail Technician Hourly Pay

$11.49
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$650
Bonus
$3,500
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Nail Technician is $11.49.
10%
$8.54
MEDIAN
$11.49
90%
$20.10
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
Bonus
$50 - $28,500
Commission
$204 - $24,468
Total Pay
$18,468 - $49,079
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What Do Nail Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Nail Technician

4 out of 5
(37)
Highly Satisfied
10Reviews

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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.
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

This data is based on 349 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
20.6%
Late Career
12.6%