Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
38,030 9.6 % $9.65 $20,080 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.29 $7.33 $8.89 $10.83 $14.30
Annual Wage (2) $13,090 $15,250 $18,500 $22,530 $29,730

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Personal care services 35,770 $9.64 $20,040
Other amusement and recreation industries 530 $13.91 $28,930
Traveler accommodation 280 $9.33 $19,410
Health and personal care stores 210 $8.57 $17,830
Technical and trade schools 70 $10.57 $21,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other amusement and recreation industries 530 $13.91 $28,930
Technical and trade schools 70 $10.57 $21,990
Personal care services 35,770 $9.64 $20,040
Traveler accommodation 280 $9.33 $19,410
Health and personal care stores 210 $8.57 $17,830

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Rhode Island 450 $10.92 $22,700 0.094%
Delaware 260 $9.42 $19,600 0.064%
New Jersey 2,330 $8.95 $18,610 0.060%
California 7,790 $9.82 $20,420 0.054%
Hawaii 250 $10.11 $21,020 0.044%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 140 $12.88 $26,800 0.023%
South Carolina 50 $12.02 $24,990 0.003%
Iowa 40 $11.42 $23,750 0.003%
Connecticut (7) $11.30 $23,510 (7)
Alabama 220 $11.25 $23,390 0.012%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 920 $8.51 $17,700 0.231%
Orange County, CA PMSA 1,570 $8.08 $16,800 0.107%
San Antonio, TX 680 $8.50 $17,680 0.094%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 160 $7.68 $15,970 0.085%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 450 $10.90 $22,680 0.085%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 70 $14.77 $30,720 0.046%
Madison, WI MSA 40 $12.90 $26,830 0.014%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 260 $12.28 $25,550 0.030%
Trenton, NJ PMSA (7) $12.23 $25,440 (7)
Danbury, CT PMSA 30 $12.17 $25,310 0.033%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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