Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
104,020 4.8 % $12.01 $24,980 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.37 $9.97 $11.17 $13.00 $15.89
Annual Wage (2) $19,480 $20,730 $23,230 $27,040 $33,050


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 101,110 14.35 $11.96 $24,880
Traveler Accommodation 1,370 0.07 $14.32 $29,780
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 630 0.05 $13.86 $28,820
Health and Personal Care Stores 320 0.03 $11.86 $24,670
General Merchandise Stores 160 0.00 $12.17 $25,320

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 101,110 14.35 $11.96 $24,880
Traveler Accommodation 1,370 0.07 $14.32 $29,780
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 630 0.05 $13.86 $28,820
Health and Personal Care Stores 320 0.03 $11.86 $24,670
Other Personal Services 70 0.02 $13.07 $27,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 30 0.01 $14.89 $30,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 80 0.01 $14.82 $30,820
Traveler Accommodation 1,370 0.07 $14.32 $29,780
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $14.04 $29,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 630 0.05 $13.86 $28,820


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 22,590 1.35 1.85 $12.05 $25,060
New York 18,370 2.00 2.73 $10.88 $22,630
New Jersey 8,460 2.11 2.89 $12.26 $25,500
Pennsylvania 5,600 0.97 1.33 $10.67 $22,200
Massachusetts 4,960 1.41 1.93 $12.58 $26,160




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 8,460 2.11 2.89 $12.26 $25,500
New York 18,370 2.00 2.73 $10.88 $22,630
Connecticut 3,110 1.88 2.58 $11.32 $23,540
Rhode Island 750 1.57 2.15 $11.76 $24,460
Massachusetts 4,960 1.41 1.93 $12.58 $26,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,190 0.42 0.57 $17.59 $36,580
New Hampshire 390 0.60 0.82 $15.95 $33,180
Arkansas 150 0.13 0.17 $15.47 $32,180
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.10 $15.11 $31,430
Wisconsin 1,300 0.46 0.63 $14.77 $30,720



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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 14,360 2.14 2.94 $11.34 $23,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,910 1.11 1.52 $11.75 $24,440
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,500 3.45 4.73 $10.49 $21,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,010 1.10 1.50 $11.10 $23,080
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,410 2.92 4.00 $11.99 $24,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,090 1.68 2.30 $12.54 $26,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,790 1.94 2.66 $11.12 $23,120
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,540 1.57 2.15 $12.54 $26,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,180 1.89 2.58 $12.44 $25,870
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.86 2.55 $12.70 $26,420


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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 190 4.33 5.93 $12.85 $26,720
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,620 3.89 5.33 $11.13 $23,140
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,500 3.45 4.73 $10.49 $21,820
Stockton-Lodi, CA 790 3.24 4.44 $11.66 $24,240
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 380 3.00 4.11 $11.31 $23,520
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,410 2.92 4.00 $11.99 $24,930
Modesto, CA 480 2.65 3.63 $11.77 $24,470
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,360 2.14 2.94 $11.34 $23,580
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 2.13 2.92 $10.72 $22,300
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 170 2.05 2.81 $12.41 $25,820


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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)
Springfield, IL 30 0.30 0.41 $23.07 $47,980
Boise City, ID 90 0.30 0.41 $22.59 $46,980
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.62 $44,970
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.25 $40,040
Bloomington, IL (8) (8) (8) $18.19 $37,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,120 0.58 0.79 $17.92 $37,280
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 0.35 0.48 $17.68 $36,780
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $17.49 $36,370
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.15 0.21 $17.11 $35,590
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $16.39 $34,100

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.92 1.27 $11.59 $24,110

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.92 1.27 $11.59 $24,110

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.84 $30,870
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.13 $29,390
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.18 $27,420
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.44 $25,880
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $12.44 $25,870


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018