Salary for Manicurists and Pedicurists

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Also known as:  Fingernail Sculptor, Nail Technician, Pedicurist

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Manicurists and pedicurists perform client-requested beauty services specifically related to fingernail and toenail care. They diligently shape and clean finger and toenails and apply desired polish and oils. They are responsible for scheduling client appointments and processing payments on-site. They have an extensive working knowledge of manicure and pedicure equipment and solutions including hand oils, cuticle bars and trimmers, nail clippers and solvents. They possess excellent communication skills that are used between colleagues, management and customers alike. An associate's degree or related vocational school degree are required for employment in this professional field.

A Manicurist or Pedicurist will usually earn a compensation of around $20,370 to $38,900 based on experience and talent. can earn an average wage of twenty-nine thousand and ten dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in Montana, where they can earn an average pay rate of about $41,640. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they can get an average job salary of $32,420.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.47 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Manicurists and Pedicurists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,420
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$32,310
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,560
Educational Services
$30,190
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$29,020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,890

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$25,790
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,890
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$29,020
Educational Services
$30,190
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,560
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$32,310