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Occupational Employment Statistics


39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 2010$15.33/hr$11.25/hr$12.13/hr$13.89/hr$16.04/hr$23.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality50$12.86/hr
Other Services1,840$14.18/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Northeast Minnesota N/A$17.72/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$12.73/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$13.34/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$18.08/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$13.89/hr-1.1%
Northwest Balance of State 20$13.89/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$17.74/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$15.85/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 170$13.31/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,630$14.07/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,630$14.08/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,900$14.14/hr4.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 3,620$13.56/hr-6.8%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 1,770$12.29/hr-0.1%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,830$19.63/hr12.4%

  • Clean and sanitize tools and work environment.
  • Shape and smooth ends of nails, using scissors, files, or emery boards.
  • Apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brush.
  • Remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover and swabs.
  • Use rotary abrasive wheels to shape and smooth nails or artificial extensions.
  • Maintain supply inventories and records of client services.
  • Assess the condition of clients' hands, remove dead skin, and massage hands.
  • Schedule client appointments and accept payments.
  • Polish nails, using powdered polish and buffer.
  • Advise clients on nail care and use of products and colors.