|Quick Facts: Manicurists and Pedicurists|
$19,650 per year
$9.45 per hour
|Postsecondary non-degree award|
|17% (About as fast as average)|
Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.
Manicurists and pedicurists work in a spa or nail salon. Those who own a mobile grooming company travel to meet with their clients. Many work evenings and weekends. About 37 percent were self-employed in 2010, many running their own nail salon business.
Manicurists and pedicurists must complete a state-approved cosmetology program. After they finish the program, they must pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require.
The median hourly wage of manicurists and pedicurists was $9.45 in May 2010.
Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. High turnover and the growing number of nail salons will result in very good job opportunities.
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