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 profit65.96%
  2. Self-employed31.17%
  3. Private, not for profit1.46%
  4. State and local government0.29%
  5. Federal government0.13%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 18,800 openings for manicurists and pedicurists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$27,870

State-by-state Salary

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$40,080
$19,890
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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%

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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
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