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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists

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


National estimates for Manicurists and Pedicurists
Industry profile for Manicurists and Pedicurists
Geographic profile for Manicurists and Pedicurists

National estimates for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
120,540 2.1 % $ 14.65 $ 30,480 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.72 $ 12.70 $ 14.05 $ 14.95 $ 18.67
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,290 $ 26,420 $ 29,210 $ 31,100 $ 38,820


Industry profile for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 119,070 18.29 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Traveler Accommodation 730 0.05 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 340 0.03 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
General Merchandise Stores 110 0.00 $ 14.42 $ 30,000
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $ 16.70 $ 34,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 119,070 18.29 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Traveler Accommodation 730 0.05 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 340 0.03 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
General Merchandise Stores 110 0.00 $ 14.42 $ 30,000

Top paying industries for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $ 19.78 $ 41,150
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 340 0.03 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Traveler Accommodation 730 0.05 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Personal Care Services 119,070 18.29 $ 14.63 $ 30,430


Geographic profile for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

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



Map of employment of manicurists and pedicurists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 26,930 1.63 1.90 $ 15.59 $ 32,420
New York 16,970 1.96 2.29 $ 13.97 $ 29,060
New Jersey 8,240 2.14 2.50 $ 14.42 $ 30,000
Pennsylvania 7,480 1.34 1.56 $ 12.05 $ 25,060
Texas 6,610 0.54 0.63 $ 12.12 $ 25,200


Map of location quotient of manicurists and pedicurists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 3,500 2.22 2.60 $ 13.84 $ 28,790
New Jersey 8,240 2.14 2.50 $ 14.42 $ 30,000
New York 16,970 1.96 2.29 $ 13.97 $ 29,060
California 26,930 1.63 1.90 $ 15.59 $ 32,420
Washington 4,770 1.49 1.74 $ 18.63 $ 38,740


Map of annual mean wages of manicurists and pedicurists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 22.13 $ 46,040
Utah (8) (8) (8) $ 21.67 $ 45,080
Michigan 490 0.12 0.14 $ 21.30 $ 44,310
Montana 120 0.25 0.30 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $ 19.72 $ 41,010



Map of employment of manicurists and pedicurists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,090 2.31 2.71 $ 14.31 $ 29,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,080 1.76 2.06 $ 14.63 $ 30,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,550 2.09 2.44 $ 12.59 $ 26,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,440 1.33 1.55 $ 15.62 $ 32,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,190 0.75 0.88 $ 15.95 $ 33,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,190 2.08 2.43 $ 14.82 $ 30,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,120 1.39 1.63 $ 17.97 $ 37,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,060 1.60 1.86 $ 18.73 $ 38,960
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,830 2.04 2.38 $ 15.56 $ 32,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,820 0.96 1.12 $ 15.99 $ 33,250


Map of location quotient of manicurists and pedicurists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,350 3.61 4.22 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Waterbury, CT 200 3.09 3.62 $ 13.30 $ 27,660
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 330 2.80 3.28 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 360 2.78 3.25 $ 15.98 $ 33,240
Danbury, CT 200 2.77 3.24 $ 13.54 $ 28,150
Alexandria, LA 150 2.63 3.08 $ 9.95 $ 20,700
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 270 2.42 2.83 $ 19.24 $ 40,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,090 2.31 2.71 $ 14.31 $ 29,760
Ocean City, NJ 90 2.25 2.63 $ 14.04 $ 29,210
New Haven, CT 580 2.10 2.46 $ 13.57 $ 28,230


Map of annual mean wages of manicurists and pedicurists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 21.79 $ 45,320
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 190 0.11 0.13 $ 20.28 $ 42,170
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 270 2.42 2.83 $ 19.24 $ 40,030
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.35 1.58 $ 19.01 $ 39,540
Boulder, CO 170 0.96 1.12 $ 18.91 $ 39,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,060 1.60 1.86 $ 18.73 $ 38,960
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.54 0.63 $ 18.64 $ 38,770
Bellingham, WA 120 1.45 1.69 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
Wenatchee, WA 30 0.71 0.83 $ 18.40 $ 38,270
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 0.81 0.95 $ 18.40 $ 38,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 1.04 1.22 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 0.86 $ 11.68 $ 24,290
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.32 0.37 $ 13.53 $ 28,140
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 0.87 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 0.50 $ 11.53 $ 23,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.71 2.00 $ 13.30 $ 27,650
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 1.04 1.22 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 0.96 $ 15.56 $ 32,370
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 0.87 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 0.86 $ 11.68 $ 24,290

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 1.04 1.22 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 0.56 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.35 $ 15.91 $ 33,090
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 0.96 $ 15.56 $ 32,370
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 0.87 $ 15.48 $ 32,190


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022