According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. New nail services such as mini-sessions, mobile manicures, and pedicures may drive employment growth. In addition, high turnover and a growing number of nail salons will result in job opportunities.
National averages may not accurately reflect workers’ earnings and employment opportunities in particular parts of the country. They may include earners and employment opportunities at all stages of their careers and not just recent graduates’ entry-level wages and opportunities.