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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
111,780 4.0 % $13.17 $27,390 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.73 $11.26 $12.39 $14.52 $17.66
Annual Wage (2) $20,230 $23,420 $25,770 $30,200 $36,730


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 108,500 14.82 $13.15 $27,360
Traveler Accommodation 1,430 0.07 $14.57 $30,310
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 810 0.06 $13.30 $27,670
General Merchandise Stores 480 0.02 $11.41 $23,740
Health and Personal Care Stores 90 0.01 $11.41 $23,730

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 108,500 14.82 $13.15 $27,360
Traveler Accommodation 1,430 0.07 $14.57 $30,310
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 810 0.06 $13.30 $27,670
Other Personal Services 70 0.02 (8) (8)
General Merchandise Stores 480 0.02 $11.41 $23,740

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 (7) $15.78 $32,820
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $15.03 $31,260
Traveler Accommodation 1,430 0.07 $14.57 $30,310
Employment Services 40 (7) $14.00 $29,120
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 810 0.06 $13.30 $27,670


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 23,590 1.36 1.78 $13.55 $28,190
New York 23,470 2.46 3.24 $12.80 $26,630
New Jersey 6,440 1.57 2.07 $12.13 $25,230
Massachusetts 5,470 1.51 1.99 $13.76 $28,620
Pennsylvania 5,350 0.91 1.19 $10.40 $21,630




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 York 23,470 2.46 3.24 $12.80 $26,630
Connecticut 4,010 2.41 3.16 $12.31 $25,600
New Jersey 6,440 1.57 2.07 $12.13 $25,230
Washington 5,030 1.52 1.99 $15.80 $32,860
Massachusetts 5,470 1.51 1.99 $13.76 $28,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 470 0.72 0.94 $17.92 $37,280
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $17.53 $36,470
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.21 $17.51 $36,420
Idaho 270 0.37 0.49 $17.12 $35,620
South Carolina 450 0.21 0.28 $15.85 $32,970





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 25,360 2.63 3.45 $12.74 $26,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,960 1.44 1.89 $13.20 $27,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,820 1.72 2.27 $13.93 $28,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,380 1.52 2.00 $10.77 $22,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,720 1.51 1.98 $14.18 $29,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,520 1.74 2.29 $15.68 $32,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,160 0.68 0.89 $11.53 $23,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,640 1.77 2.32 $12.86 $26,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,640 0.83 1.09 $11.70 $24,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,040 1.69 2.21 $15.25 $31,720




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)
Danbury, CT 360 4.71 6.19 $11.54 $24,000
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,740 4.21 5.53 $12.65 $26,320
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 460 3.49 4.58 $12.17 $25,310
Modesto, CA 580 3.09 4.05 $13.99 $29,110
Stockton-Lodi, CA 720 2.83 3.72 $15.03 $31,260
New Haven, CT 770 2.69 3.53 $12.43 $25,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 25,360 2.63 3.45 $12.74 $26,490
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 290 2.55 3.35 $15.98 $33,240
Yuba City, CA 110 2.43 3.19 $13.59 $28,270
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 280 1.97 2.59 $13.61 $28,310




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)
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $26.37 $54,850
Bloomington, IL (8) (8) (8) $21.84 $45,430
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.40 $44,510
Boise City, ID (8) (8) (8) $20.52 $42,690
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $19.88 $41,360
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 80 1.54 2.03 $19.09 $39,710
Charleston-North Charleston, SC (8) (8) (8) $18.45 $38,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.45 $38,370
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $18.25 $37,960
Corvallis, OR (8) (8) (8) $18.05 $37,550

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 East New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.06 1.40 $12.61 $26,230
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 1.20 $12.53 $26,060
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 0.75 $15.25 $31,730
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 1.25 $12.69 $26,390
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.32 $15.60 $32,450

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 East New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.06 1.40 $12.61 $26,230
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 1.25 $12.69 $26,390
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 1.20 $12.53 $26,060
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 0.75 $15.25 $31,730
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.32 $15.60 $32,450

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.88 $49,670
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $38,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.41 $38,280
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.41 $34,130
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.34 $33,990


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020