Nail Technician Salary in the United States

How much does a Nail Technician make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Nail Technician in the United States is $10 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $8 and $11. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Nail Technician provides nail care services, including manicures, pedicures, and related treatments like artificial nail applications. Maintains sterile work environment that meets infection control standards and ensures work area is sufficiently stocked. Being a Nail Technician develops new clientele and promotes sale of services. May require a high school diploma. Additionally, Nail Technician requires a state license to practice. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Nail Technician's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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