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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
73,010 4.3 % $ 13.95 $ 29,010 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.79 $ 11.93 $ 13.40 $ 15.33 $ 18.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,370 $ 24,820 $ 27,870 $ 31,890 $ 38,900


Industry profile for Manicurists and Pedicurists: Top

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 70,540 13.09 $ 13.95 $ 29,020
Traveler Accommodation 970 0.06 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 570 0.06 $ 13.48 $ 28,040
General Merchandise Stores 480 0.02 $ 12.05 $ 25,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 $ 15.63 $ 32,510

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 70,540 13.09 $ 13.95 $ 29,020
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 570 0.06 $ 13.48 $ 28,040
Traveler Accommodation 970 0.06 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
General Merchandise Stores 480 0.02 $ 12.05 $ 25,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 $ 15.63 $ 32,510

Top paying industries for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers (8) (8) $ 17.67 $ 36,750
Employment Services 40 (7) $ 16.77 $ 34,890
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Traveler Accommodation 970 0.06 $ 14.69 $ 30,560


Geographic profile for Manicurists and Pedicurists: Top

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.





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 15,740 0.96 1.83 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
New York 11,890 1.37 2.61 $ 13.87 $ 28,860
Washington 4,170 1.31 2.49 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Pennsylvania 3,630 0.66 1.25 $ 10.42 $ 21,680
Florida 3,280 0.39 0.74 $ 13.00 $ 27,040




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)
New York 11,890 1.37 2.61 $ 13.87 $ 28,860
Connecticut 2,020 1.31 2.50 $ 12.99 $ 27,020
Washington 4,170 1.31 2.49 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
California 15,740 0.96 1.83 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Massachusetts 2,970 0.89 1.69 $ 15.32 $ 31,860




Top paying states for Manicurists and Pedicurists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 40 0.09 0.17 $ 20.02 $ 41,640
New Hampshire 260 0.41 0.79 $ 18.20 $ 37,870
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $ 17.91 $ 37,250
Utah 680 0.46 0.87 $ 17.29 $ 35,960
Washington 4,170 1.31 2.49 $ 16.66 $ 34,650





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 12,310 1.39 2.65 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,030 0.86 1.65 $ 14.15 $ 29,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,030 1.12 2.14 $ 10.68 $ 22,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,540 1.30 2.48 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,460 1.05 2.01 $ 15.40 $ 32,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,430 0.93 1.78 $ 15.44 $ 32,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,000 0.46 0.87 $ 11.84 $ 24,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,830 1.23 2.34 $ 13.91 $ 28,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,630 0.88 1.68 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,620 0.54 1.02 $ 12.55 $ 26,090




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 350 3.19 6.08 $ 12.83 $ 26,680
Danbury, CT 220 3.13 5.96 $ 12.19 $ 25,360
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 300 2.78 5.30 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
Ocean City, NJ 80 2.26 4.30 $ 11.90 $ 24,740
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 820 2.17 4.14 $ 13.38 $ 27,840
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 290 2.15 4.09 $ 14.28 $ 29,690
Pittsfield, MA 70 2.05 3.91 $ 16.17 $ 33,620
Stockton-Lodi, CA 490 1.96 3.74 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Tucson, AZ 670 1.82 3.47 $ 16.21 $ 33,720
Modesto, CA 300 1.68 3.21 $ 15.17 $ 31,550




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) $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 21.15 $ 44,000
Portsmouth, NH-ME 100 1.09 2.08 $ 19.61 $ 40,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.00 $ 39,510
Manchester, NH (8) (8) (8) $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Portland-South Portland, ME (8) (8) (8) $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) $ 18.41 $ 38,290
Charleston-North Charleston, SC (8) (8) (8) $ 18.31 $ 38,080
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 270 1.16 2.22 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 17.14 $ 35,650

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 1.64 $ 12.99 $ 27,030
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 1.25 $ 13.67 $ 28,440
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 1.99 $ 13.68 $ 28,460

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 1.99 $ 13.68 $ 28,460
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 1.64 $ 12.99 $ 27,030
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 1.25 $ 13.67 $ 28,440

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 (8) (8) (8) $ 20.05 $ 41,710
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 16.94 $ 35,240
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 16.54 $ 34,410
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 14.24 $ 29,610
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 1.99 $ 13.68 $ 28,460


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021