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Nail Salon Manager

Find out how to become a nail salon manager in the beauty therapy sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Nail Salon Manager is $52,500 - 60,800 annually


What does a nail salon manager do?

Nail salon managers are responsible for overseeing the daily activities of their business, ensuring all services are running smoothly. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 35,400 workers in 2017 to 45,500 by 2022. 29,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the beauty therapy industry.

What skills do you need to be a nail salon manager?

Nail salon managers have a strong knowledge of their business and the services provided, with an ability to lead and train their team of workers.

  • Exemplary communication skills for supervising workers and providing excellent customer service
  • Excellent knowledge of nail technician skills to ensure quality business standards are being met
  • A friendly, patient, positive demeanor for working face-to-face with clients and customers
  • Knowledge of managing finance and ability to plan and manage the budgets, sales, and expenses of salon
  • Strong organisational skills for multi-tasking under pressure, managing payroll, and creating worker schedules
  • Ability to lead and guide workers; and foster a positive working environment

Quick facts

Nail salon managers are an ideal role for those who are interested in the beauty therapy sector. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a quality officer.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Retail trade and other services
  • Average qualification level
    54.7% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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Get the skills you need to find work as a nail salon manager by studying these Beauty Therapy courses below.

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