Nail Technician Salary

nail-technician-salary-chart.jpgA nail technician is a worker who cleans, shapes and polishes or embellishes a customer’s nails. They can also be called manicurists and/or pedicurists.

Salary

The mean annual wage of a nail technician is $21,440. The lower ten percentile of these workers make $16,650 per year, while the top ten percentile make $29,560 per year. Nail technicians mostly work in businesses that provide personal care, like beauty parlors, recreation and amusement businesses, hotels and resorts, department stores and stores that cater to health and personal care. The highest paying jobs are found in department stores, where the mean average yearly salary is $27,560. Other higher paying jobs are found in the offices of doctors and other health professionals, in hotels and resorts, doctors’ offices, and shoe stores.

Highest Employment Levvels

Nail technicians are found in most states in the United States, but 15,970 are found in California, making it the state where most nail technicians are employed. These technicians earn an annual mean wage of $20,150. California is followed by New York, whose workers earn $19,360; New Jersey, whose nail technicians earn $21,700; Pennsylvania, whose technicians earn $19,040 and Illinois, where the nail technicians earn a mean salary of $26,720 per year.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for nail technicians is good and expected to grow 16 percent between now and 2012 and 2022.

Nail Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $16,030 $19,390 $29,860 $21,380
Alaska $17,850 $32,070 $37,640 $29,460
Arizona $16,770 $20,410 $29,560 $22,360
Arkansas $15,700 $17,830 $24,590 $18,290
California $17,270 $18,890 $24,480 $20,150
Colorado $17,230 $21,970 $40,020 $24,550
Connecticut $17,640 $18,740 $25,870 $20,380
Delaware $16,710 $24,110 $30,360 $23,910
Florida $16,650 $19,480 $30,300 $22,950
Georgia $16,970 $24,270 $29,540 $23,680
Hawaii $17,140 $23,640 $37,660 $25,370
Idaho $15,960 $18,150 $26,870 $18,910
Illinois $18,000 $22,490 $43,150 $26,720
Indiana $16,000 $18,600 $24,580 $19,460
Iowa $16,920 $30,710 $37,660 $28,420
Kansas $16,560 $21,850 $36,220 $24,080
Kentucky $16,150 $19,340 $42,870 $24,440
Louisiana $16,000 $19,020 $28,800 $20,950
Maine $16,750 $20,620 $26,020 $21,450
Maryland $16,330 $20,940 $32,180 $22,000
Massachusetts $17,430 $19,560 $32,540 $23,340
Michigan $16,570 $22,320 $36,450 $24,520
Minnesota $17,360 $21,420 $26,120 $22,240
Mississippi $16,140 $19,890 $34,980 $22,440
Missouri $15,840 $17,860 $22,340 $18,300
Nebraska $15,910 $18,650 $24,030 $19,670
Nevada $15,870 $18,050 $27,310 $19,220
New Hampshire $15,990 $19,600 $30,460 $21,810
New Jersey $16,120 $19,860 $31,600 $21,700
New Mexico $16,060 $17,540 $19,020 $17,120
New York $15,900 $18,420 $26,870 $19,360
North Carolina $16,050 $19,150 $29,490 $21,350
Ohio $16,880 $22,660 $36,720 $24,570
Oklahoma $16,100 $18,830 $28,810 $20,860
Oregon $18,650 $24,040 $34,030 $24,760
Pennsylvania $16,010 $18,380 $24,730 $19,040
Rhode Island $18,430 $25,910 $29,780 $25,110
South Carolina $16,130 $19,180 $41,830 $24,040
Tennessee $16,420 $24,570 $44,030 $27,380
Texas $16,370 $21,220 $46,040 $25,910
Utah $16,810 $21,590 $28,570 $22,030
Vermont $17,840 $18,790 $43,390 $23,810
Virginia $16,010 $18,880 $34,380 $22,830
Washington $19,710 $22,760 $36,070 $25,200
West Virginia $15,940 $18,230 $24,320 $18,600
Wisconsin $16,220 $20,550 $31,380 $21,700
Wyoming $16,010 $18,840 $26,690 $19,640