Manicurists and Pedicurists

General Information

Description

Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit69.30%
  2. Self-employed28.85%
  3. Private, not for profit1.02%
  4. State and local government0.15%
  5. Federal government0.08%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Personal Care Services
  • Traveler Accommodation
  • Other Amusement and Recreation Industries

Job Outlook

Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The projected increase in employment reflects demand for new types of nail services, such as mini-sessions (quick manicures at a low cost) and mobile manicures and pedicures (nail services offered outside of the salon). The desire among many women and a growing number of men to lead a healthier lifestyle through better grooming and wellness also should result in higher employment for manicurists and pedicurists. Considered a low-cost luxury service, manicures and pedicures will continue to be in demand by individuals at all income levels.

Read More
No Information for this section

Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$27,630

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$34,510
$19,320
No Information for this section

Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 49%
  • Less than high school 35%
  • Post-secondary certificate 14%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

Select major to see colleges that offer it

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
No Information for this section