Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
83,840 3.7 % $11.36 $23,630 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.78 $9.17 $10.01 $12.47 $16.32
Annual Wage (2) $18,260 $19,070 $20,820 $25,940 $33,940


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 81,170 12.22 $11.31 $23,520
Traveler Accommodation 1,190 0.06 $14.29 $29,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 570 0.05 $11.98 $24,920
Health and Personal Care Stores 420 0.04 $11.05 $22,980
Department Stores 120 0.01 $11.34 $23,590

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 81,170 12.22 $11.31 $23,520
Traveler Accommodation 1,190 0.06 $14.29 $29,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 570 0.05 $11.98 $24,920
Health and Personal Care Stores 420 0.04 $11.05 $22,980
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $14.21 $29,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $15.85 $32,960
Traveler Accommodation 1,190 0.06 $14.29 $29,720
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $14.21 $29,570
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 570 0.05 $11.98 $24,920
Department Stores 120 0.01 $11.34 $23,590


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 17,410 1.12 1.85 $10.69 $22,240
New York 14,440 1.61 2.64 $9.76 $20,310
New Jersey 7,200 1.84 3.03 $12.97 $26,980
Massachusetts 4,760 1.40 2.31 $11.72 $24,370
Pennsylvania 4,340 0.76 1.25 $10.75 $22,370



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 7,200 1.84 3.03 $12.97 $26,980
New York 14,440 1.61 2.64 $9.76 $20,310
Washington 4,220 1.41 2.33 $14.00 $29,130
Massachusetts 4,760 1.40 2.31 $11.72 $24,370
California 17,410 1.12 1.85 $10.69 $22,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 130 0.41 0.68 $20.73 $43,120
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.23 $16.57 $34,460
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.10 $15.08 $31,360
South Dakota 70 0.18 0.30 $14.09 $29,310
Florida 2,560 0.32 0.53 $14.03 $29,180




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,900 1.99 3.28 $10.48 $21,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,510 0.85 1.41 $10.10 $21,000
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.40 3.95 $9.94 $20,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,970 1.69 2.77 $11.72 $24,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,860 1.86 3.06 $14.53 $30,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,660 1.96 3.23 $9.78 $20,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.65 1.06 $10.49 $21,820
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.73 2.85 $11.95 $24,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,740 1.60 2.63 $11.62 $24,160
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,640 1.88 3.09 $11.27 $23,440



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)
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 210 4.83 7.94 $12.10 $25,170
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 2.67 4.39 $11.50 $23,920
Modesto, CA 410 2.47 4.07 $10.46 $21,750
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.40 3.95 $9.94 $20,670
New Bedford, MA 140 2.19 3.60 $10.83 $22,520
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 860 2.05 3.38 $10.38 $21,580
Stockton-Lodi, CA 440 2.03 3.34 $10.10 $21,010
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,900 1.99 3.28 $10.48 $21,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,660 1.96 3.23 $9.78 $20,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,640 1.88 3.09 $11.27 $23,440



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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.87 1.43 $22.09 $45,950
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.92 $43,500
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.33 $40,210
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $18.80 $39,110
Olympia-Tumwater, WA (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,660
Topeka, KS (8) (8) (8) $17.80 $37,020
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,580
Columbia, SC 50 0.15 0.24 $16.04 $33,370
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 30 0.17 0.28 $15.94 $33,150
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $15.90 $33,070

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 1.04 $9.92 $20,630
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 0.94 $9.32 $19,380
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 0.90 $9.93 $20,650
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.56 $17.86 $37,140

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 1.04 $9.92 $20,630
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 0.94 $9.32 $19,380
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 0.90 $9.93 $20,650
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.56 $17.86 $37,140

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.56 $17.86 $37,140
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.59 $32,430
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.91 $31,010
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.01 $27,070
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.38 $23,660


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016