There are currently an estimated 126,300 nail technicians in the United States. The nail technician job market is expected to grow by 13.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are nail technicians?

CareerExplorer rates nail technicians with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 21,800 nail technicians. That number is based on 16,700 additional nail technicians, and the retirement of 5,100 existing nail technicians.

What’s the supply of nail technicians?

The nail technician industry is concentrated in California, New York, New Jersey

Nail Technician job market by state

State Name Employed Nail Technicians
California 22,590
New York 18,370
New Jersey 8,460
Pennsylvania 5,600
Massachusetts 4,960
Illinois 4,490
Washington 3,340
Virginia 3,270
Connecticut 3,110
Florida 3,050
Maryland 2,340
Oregon 2,330
Texas 2,190
Colorado 2,130
Ohio 1,700
Arizona 1,540
Wisconsin 1,300
Louisiana 1,220
Minnesota 1,190
North Carolina 1,190
Kansas 980
Michigan 890
Rhode Island 750
Missouri 700
Indiana 670
Georgia 560
Alabama 500
Utah 440
Delaware 420
New Hampshire 390
Nevada 350
Tennessee 340
Hawaii 290
Mississippi 220
Montana 200
South Carolina 150
Iowa 150
Arkansas 150
Idaho 120
Puerto Rico 120
Vermont 110
West Virginia 60
Kentucky 60
Wyoming 50
District of Columbia 50