Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
51,990 3.9 % $10.61 $22,060 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $8.54 $9.45 $11.86 $14.71
Annual Wage (2) $16,330 $17,760 $19,650 $24,680 $30,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 49,200 8.11 $10.49 $21,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 920 0.09 $13.61 $28,320
Traveler Accommodation 810 0.05 $13.18 $27,410
Department Stores 350 0.02 $11.74 $24,420
Health and Personal Care Stores 220 0.02 $10.63 $22,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 49,200 8.11 $10.49 $21,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 920 0.09 $13.61 $28,320
Traveler Accommodation 810 0.05 $13.18 $27,410
Department Stores 350 0.02 $11.74 $24,420
Health and Personal Care Stores 220 0.02 $10.63 $22,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $14.49 $30,150
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 920 0.09 $13.61 $28,320
Traveler Accommodation 810 0.05 $13.18 $27,410
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 0.01 $11.84 $24,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $11.81 $24,560


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,360 0.95 2.33 $9.65 $20,070
New York 6,680 0.80 1.96 $10.07 $20,940
New Jersey 4,240 1.13 2.75 $11.63 $24,190
Florida 3,250 0.46 1.12 $10.67 $22,190
Illinois 2,310 0.42 1.02 $12.07 $25,110




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,240 1.13 2.75 $11.63 $24,190
California 13,360 0.95 2.33 $9.65 $20,070
New York 6,680 0.80 1.96 $10.07 $20,940
Connecticut 1,140 0.71 1.74 $9.94 $20,670
Maryland 1,640 0.67 1.63 $11.03 $22,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 30 0.02 0.05 $15.76 $32,770
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $15.23 $31,670
Tennessee 330 0.13 0.32 $14.78 $30,740
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $13.86 $28,830
Oregon 100 0.06 0.16 $13.76 $28,620

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,600 0.92 2.26 $10.08 $20,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.79 1.92 $9.12 $18,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,300 1.28 3.12 $8.92 $18,550
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,140 1.73 4.22 $9.43 $19,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.45 3.55 $9.53 $19,820
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,840 1.53 3.74 $10.11 $21,040
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.82 4.46 $12.85 $26,730
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,700 0.48 1.18 $12.40 $25,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.61 3.92 $9.75 $20,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 1.10 2.70 $9.36 $19,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 220 1.83 4.47 $8.72 $18,140
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.82 4.46 $12.85 $26,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,140 1.73 4.22 $9.43 $19,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.61 3.92 $9.75 $20,290
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,840 1.53 3.74 $10.11 $21,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.45 3.55 $9.53 $19,820
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 710 1.42 3.46 $10.54 $21,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,300 1.28 3.12 $8.92 $18,550
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 490 1.22 2.98 $9.82 $20,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 1.10 2.70 $9.36 $19,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.09 0.21 $15.85 $32,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $15.71 $32,670
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) $15.22 $31,650
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $14.47 $30,100
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $13.74 $28,590
Springfield, IL 50 0.51 1.26 $13.72 $28,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,190 0.72 1.75 $13.45 $27,970
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $13.33 $27,730
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $13.21 $27,470
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $13.07 $27,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 1.09 $8.63 $17,960
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 1.13 $9.21 $19,150
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.40 $9.35 $19,450
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.66 $15.12 $31,460
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.56 $9.22 $19,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 1.13 $9.21 $19,150
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 1.09 $8.63 $17,960
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.66 $15.12 $31,460
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.56 $9.22 $19,170
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.40 $9.35 $19,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.66 $15.12 $31,460
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.70 $22,260
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.26 $21,350
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.88 $20,550
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.40 $9.35 $19,450


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011