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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 134139 3.78 716
United States 126,300143,000 13.28,100 6,80016,570

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.179.7311.26 12.3914.5217.66
Alaska 11.7110.2610.27 10.7513.2714.45

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14114 9.916.3 7.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation28
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 58
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 58.0

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

Acrylic & Nail Art Class Certificate


Fast Track, 12 Hour Health, Safety and Sanitation Class Certificate
Manicuring and Pedicuring Certificate
Manicurist Certificate
Nuts & Bolts Educational Procedure Class Certificate
Silk/Fiber/Gel Class Certificate

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

Alaska Academy of Advanced Cosmetology   (Juneau)
Advanced Manicuring/Pedicuring

Alaska Nail and Skin Academy   (Anchorage)
12 Hour Sanitation
Advanced Manicuring
Esthetics Fundamentals
Track A, Professional Manicuring & Pedicuring
Track B, Artificial Nail Application
Track C, Nail Salon Business Management

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