Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
90,630 3.6 % $11.70 $24,330 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $9.57 $10.65 $12.71 $16.15
Annual Wage (2) $18,800 $19,910 $22,150 $26,440 $33,590


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 88,030 12.83 $11.65 $24,220
Traveler Accommodation 1,250 0.07 $14.58 $30,320
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 580 0.05 $13.07 $27,190
Health and Personal Care Stores 360 0.03 $11.30 $23,510
Department Stores 120 0.01 $10.88 $22,630

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 88,030 12.83 $11.65 $24,220
Traveler Accommodation 1,250 0.07 $14.58 $30,320
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 580 0.05 $13.07 $27,190
Health and Personal Care Stores 360 0.03 $11.30 $23,510
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 $16.05 $33,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 $16.05 $33,380
Traveler Accommodation 1,250 0.07 $14.58 $30,320
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $14.35 $29,850
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 580 0.05 $13.07 $27,190
Personal Care Services 88,030 12.83 $11.65 $24,220


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 20,590 1.29 2.00 $11.39 $23,690
New York 14,080 1.55 2.40 $10.19 $21,200
New Jersey 7,570 1.91 2.96 $12.66 $26,320
Massachusetts 4,890 1.41 2.19 $11.91 $24,770
Pennsylvania 4,800 0.83 1.29 $10.85 $22,560




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 7,570 1.91 2.96 $12.66 $26,320
New York 14,080 1.55 2.40 $10.19 $21,200
Massachusetts 4,890 1.41 2.19 $11.91 $24,770
Connecticut 2,330 1.40 2.17 $10.81 $22,490
California 20,590 1.29 2.00 $11.39 $23,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,260 0.45 0.69 $15.72 $32,690
Iowa 150 0.09 0.15 $14.93 $31,040
Washington 3,870 1.26 1.95 $14.74 $30,650
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.11 $14.72 $30,620
South Dakota 70 0.16 0.25 $14.23 $29,590





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 11,360 1.73 2.67 $11.01 $22,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,960 0.94 1.45 $11.11 $23,120
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,920 3.05 4.73 $9.76 $20,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.91 1.40 $10.55 $21,950
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.64 4.09 $12.57 $26,150
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,890 2.09 3.23 $10.52 $21,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,890 1.60 2.48 $11.90 $24,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,460 1.55 2.40 $15.87 $33,010
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 2.07 3.20 $11.69 $24,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,900 1.67 2.59 $11.99 $24,940




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)
Stockton-Lodi, CA 740 3.23 5.00 $10.95 $22,770
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,920 3.05 4.73 $9.76 $20,300
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 260 2.79 4.32 $10.84 $22,540
Modesto, CA 470 2.74 4.24 $11.03 $22,950
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,140 2.73 4.23 $10.55 $21,950
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.64 4.09 $12.57 $26,150
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 330 2.59 4.01 $11.00 $22,880
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 130 2.31 3.58 $12.03 $25,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,890 2.09 3.23 $10.52 $21,880
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 2.07 3.20 $11.69 $24,320




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 40 0.36 0.55 $22.52 $46,850
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.15 $46,070
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.39 $44,500
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.22 0.34 $17.89 $37,210
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.16 0.25 $17.47 $36,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.54 0.84 $16.44 $34,190
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.42 $34,160
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $33,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,460 1.55 2.40 $15.87 $33,010
Topeka, KS 80 0.73 1.13 $15.84 $32,940

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 1.04 $14.03 $29,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.90 1.40 $10.04 $20,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 0.55 $9.65 $20,080
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 1.35 $10.66 $22,170
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 0.63 $10.14 $21,090

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 110 0.90 1.40 $10.04 $20,880
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 1.35 $10.66 $22,170
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 1.04 $14.03 $29,190
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 0.63 $10.14 $21,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 0.55 $9.65 $20,080

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 30 0.30 0.46 $20.67 $42,990
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.73 $34,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 1.04 $14.03 $29,190
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.61 $26,240
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.02 $25,010


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017