|Quick Facts: Manicurists and Pedicurists|
$29,210 per year
$14.05 per hour
|Postsecondary nondegree award|
|33% (Much faster than average)|
Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.
Manicurists and pedicurists usually work in a nail salon, spa, or hair salon. The job involves a lot of sitting. Those who own a mobile grooming company travel to their clients’ locations.
Manicurists and pedicurists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or nail technician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require.
The median hourly wage for manicurists and pedicurists was $14.05 in May 2021.
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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