Nail Technician Salary

The salary of a nail technician is variable, depending on experience, location, and skill sets. How much does a nail tech make? Let’s find out with

Average Nail Technician Salary: $21,790 per year before tips

The average annual salary of a nail tech in the United States is $21,790, which is 49% lower than the average salary of Americans. The salary of a nail technician is $1,816 per month, $419 per week and $10.48 per hour.

 Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
U.S. Nail Technician Average Salary$10.48$419$1,816$21,790
U.S. National Average Salary$20.45$818$3,545$42,540

Nail technician salary depends on variety of things. many nail technicians favor to work part-time rather than full-time, and wage has the potential to grow with expertise, growing client base, and increasing the number of hours you work.

Another factor Bureau of Labor Statistics data typically doesn’t account for accurately is the tips a nail technician could receive for his or her manicure, pedicure and nail services.

Percentile wage estimates10%25%50%75%90%
Annual Salary$16,700$17,810$19,340$23,720$30,330
Hourly Wage$8.03$8.56$9.3$11.4$14.58
Weekly Wage$321.2$342.4$372$456$583.2
Monthly Wage$1391.67$1484.17$1611.67$1976.67$2527.5

Highest Paying States for Nail Technician

Alaska is the highest paying state for nail technicians. The average salary in Alaska is $31,170 per year, which is 33% higher than the average U.S. nail technician salary.

nail technician salary

StateHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
South Dakota$13.04$521.6$2260.83$27,130

Highest Paying Industries for Nail Technician

Traveler Accommodation is the best paying industry, as you can make $27,720 per year or $13.33 per hour.

Industry Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly Salary Annual Salary
Traveler Accommodation$13.33$533.2$2310$27,720
Offices of Physicians$13.25$530$2295.83$27,550
Department Stores$12.7$508$2201.67$26,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries$12.37$494.8$2144.17$25,730
Offices of Other Health Practitioners$12.22$488.8$2118.33$25,420

Highest Paying Metropolitan Area for Nail Technician

For metropolitan area, Olympia, Washington is the highest paying city. Other choices are Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut and Bakersfield-Delano, California.

Metro area Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly Salary Annual Salary
Olympia, WA$17.86$714.4$3095.83$37,150
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$17.25$690$2989.16$35,870
Bakersfield-Delano, CA$16.99$679.6$2945$35,340
Barnstable Town, MA$16.63$665.2$2882.5$34,590
Columbia, SC$16.63$665.2$2882.5$34,590

Highest Paying Nonmetropolitan Area for Nail Technician

For non-metropolitan areas, working in Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolian area can help you make $33,590 per year.

Non-metro area Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly Salary Annual Salary
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area$16.15$646$2799.17$33,590
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area$12.14$485.6$2103.33$25,240
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area$11.55$462$2000.83$24,010
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area$11.13$445.2$1929.17$23,150
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area$10.69$427.6$1853.33$22,240

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Currency: US Dollars (USD)

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