Manicurists and Pedicurists (39-5092)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 118134 13.62 13
United States 113,600125,300 10.31,170 8902,060

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.368.789.17 10.0112.4716.32
Alaska 13.8112.1112.62 13.4814.3416.20
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.3412.0812.55 13.3314.1214.59

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15511 7.116.2 6.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation30
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 50
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 50.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Acrylic & Nail Art Class Certificate
Fast Track, 12 Hour Health, Safety and Sanitation Class Certificate
Manicuring and Pedicuring Certificate

 Degree
Manicuring Track A Professional Manicuring & Pedicuring
Manicuring Track B Artificial Nail Application
Manicuring Track C Nail Salon Business Management

 Degree
Manicurist Certificate
Nuts & Bolts Educational Procedure Class Certificate

 Degree
Sanitation Course

 Degree
Silk/Fiber/Gel Class Certificate

 Degree
A Head of Time Design Academy   (Anchorage)
Manicuring, 12-Hour

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Cosmetology

 Degree
Glenda’s Salon and Training Center   (Wasilla)
Cosmetology (Hairdressing)
Manicurist (Nail Technician)