Average Nail Technician Salary
$22,000 yearly
$10.60 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$16,000
10 %
$22,000
Median
$29,000
90 %
What Is The Average Nail Technician Salary?
The average nail technician salary is $22,049 per year, or $10.6 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $16,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $29,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Minnesota, Arizona, North Carolina, and Alaska provide the highest nail technician salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$29,000
$2,417
$14
75th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
Average
$22,049
$1,837
$11
25th Percentile
$18,000
$1,500
$9
10th Percentile
$16,000
$1,333
$8

Average Nail Technician Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where nail technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Nail Technician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$17,542
$8.43
Alaska
$26,150
$12.57
Arizona
$26,489
$12.74
Arkansas
$20,581
$9.89
California
$26,098
$12.55
Colorado
$19,768
$9.50
Connecticut
$22,139
$10.64
Delaware
$23,212
$11.16
District of Columbia
$22,831
$10.98
Florida
$23,513
$11.30
Georgia
$20,076
$9.65
Hawaii
$45,240
$21.75
Idaho
$19,756
$9.50
Illinois
$21,746
$10.45
Indiana
$22,322
$10.73
Iowa
$21,989
$10.57
Kansas
$21,640
$10.40
Kentucky
$19,552
$9.40
Louisiana
$20,262
$9.74
Maine
$23,423
$11.26
Maryland
$20,092
$9.66
Massachusetts
$21,562
$10.37
Michigan
$21,090
$10.14
Minnesota
$28,985
$13.94
Mississippi
$19,712
$9.48
Missouri
$20,069
$9.65
Montana
$17,127
$8.23
Nebraska
$20,375
$9.80
Nevada
$24,863
$11.95
New Hampshire
$24,206
$11.64
New Jersey
$20,417
$9.82
New Mexico
$22,298
$10.72
New York
$21,937
$10.55
North Carolina
$26,267
$12.63
North Dakota
$21,240
$10.21
Ohio
$19,883
$9.56
Oklahoma
$20,895
$10.05
Oregon
$24,345
$11.70
Pennsylvania
$17,162
$8.25
Rhode Island
$24,679
$11.86
South Carolina
$19,342
$9.30
South Dakota
$20,381
$9.80
Tennessee
$20,203
$9.71
Texas
$22,200
$10.67
Utah
$18,413
$8.85
Vermont
$23,210
$11.16
Virginia
$22,315
$10.73
Washington
$22,221
$10.68
West Virginia
$19,592
$9.42
Wisconsin
$23,389
$11.24
Wyoming
$25,344
$12.18

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Highest Paying Cities For Nail Technician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Apple Valley, MN
$28,872
$13.88
Phoenix, AZ
$26,308
$12.65
Lauderhill, FL
$24,456
$11.76
Madison, WI
$23,293
$11.20
Arlington, VA
$22,508
$10.82
Shelton, CT
$22,117
$10.63

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Average Nail Technician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $22,000
    $10.60
    +4.5%
    2020
    $21,100
    $10.12
    +4.6%
    2019
    $20,100
    $9.65
    +6.0%
    2018
    $18,900
    $9.07
    +5.8%
    2017
    $17,800
    $8.55
    +1.4%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Cosmetologist

    Avg. salary: $31,431

    A cosmetologist specializes in offering various services ranging from haircuts, makeup, skin and hair treatments, manicures, pedicures, and even shaving beards. They must have extensive knowledge and experience on the subject, plus keep up with current trends. Although most clients relay their preferred styling, a cosmetologist may also provide options and suggestions according to a client's hair condition or facial structure. Furthermore, a cosmetologist must have a strong client base, which is why one must build rapport and prioritize customer satisfaction.
    40,334 Cosmetologist Jobs
    Technician

    Avg. salary: $36,521

    Technicians are skilled professionals who primarily work with technology in different industries. They are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the various items they work with. They are usually working with electricity or with technological advancements. Technicians may be assigned to do the construction of equipment or materials related to their field of study. They may also be assigned to conduct diagnostics and other maintenance activities to ensure that the equipment works properly. Technicians may also be required to conduct basic repairs in case of problems. It is important that technicians have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.
    468,589 Technician Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Nail Technicians The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a nail technician, being employed by a company such as Mayo Clinic or Cadre would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Margaritaville and Vail Resorts also report highly competitive salaries for nail technicians.
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    Recently Added Nail Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Nail Tech
    Paradise Valley, AZ
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    $13,044
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    Broomfield, CO
    08/31/2021
    $19,409
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    Wheaton, IL
    08/30/2021
    $60,000
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    Villasport
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    08/22/2021
    $25,712
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    Life Time Fitness
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    Westminster, CO
    08/13/2021
    $25,712
    08/13/2021
    Marriott
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    Aspen, CO
    08/10/2021
    $25,712
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    Onespaworld
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    08/02/2021
    $50,088
    08/02/2021
    Lingo Staffing
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    Roanoke, VA
    07/30/2021
    $25,044
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    $25,712
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    Average Nail Technician Salary by Demographic

    Nail Technician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $24,305
    female-income
    Female Income
    $24,022
    Median Nail Technician Income by Race
    Unknown nail technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american nail technicians have the lowest average salary at $23,701.
    $26,000
    $25,000
    $24,000
    $23,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$24,761
    White$24,147
    Black or African American$23,701
    Asian$23,728
    Hispanic or Latino$24,481
    Average Nail Technician Salary by Education Level
    Nail technicians with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $24,379 annually. With a Associate degree, nail technicians earn a median annual income of $24,182 compared to $24,022 for nail technicians with an High School Diploma degree.
    $25,000
    $24,000
    $23,000
    $22,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$24,022
    Master's Degree$23,684
    No Education$22,952
    Bachelor's Degree$24,379
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,182