Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
56,270 5.0 % $10.46 $21,760 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.02 $8.56 $9.35 $11.50 $14.42
Annual Wage (2) $16,670 $17,810 $19,440 $23,920 $29,990


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 53,550 8.79 $10.35 $21,520
Traveler Accommodation 920 0.05 $13.40 $27,860
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 920 0.09 $12.82 $26,660
Department Stores 350 0.02 $12.05 $25,070
Health and Personal Care Stores 130 0.01 $9.80 $20,380

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 53,550 8.79 $10.35 $21,520
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 920 0.09 $12.82 $26,660
Traveler Accommodation 920 0.05 $13.40 $27,860
Department Stores 350 0.02 $12.05 $25,070
Health and Personal Care Stores 130 0.01 $9.80 $20,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $14.10 $29,330
Traveler Accommodation 920 0.05 $13.40 $27,860
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 920 0.09 $12.82 $26,660
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $12.78 $26,580
Department Stores 350 0.02 $12.05 $25,070


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 14,260 1.02 2.32 $9.64 $20,040
New York 8,970 1.06 2.43 $9.89 $20,560
New Jersey 4,450 1.18 2.69 $11.10 $23,090
Pennsylvania 3,300 0.59 1.36 $9.15 $19,040
Florida 2,820 0.39 0.90 $10.83 $22,540




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 4,450 1.18 2.69 $11.10 $23,090
New York 8,970 1.06 2.43 $9.89 $20,560
California 14,260 1.02 2.32 $9.64 $20,040
Connecticut 1,430 0.89 2.03 $9.66 $20,100
Maryland 1,700 0.68 1.56 $11.12 $23,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 70 0.07 0.15 $15.93 $33,130
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $15.76 $32,790
Tennessee 260 0.10 0.23 $14.35 $29,860
Nebraska 60 0.06 0.15 $13.97 $29,050
Oregon 110 0.07 0.16 $13.86 $28,830





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,630 1.31 2.98 $9.62 $20,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.79 1.80 $9.37 $19,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,360 1.30 2.97 $8.90 $18,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,190 1.77 4.04 $9.49 $19,740
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.72 3.93 $10.45 $21,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.26 2.88 $9.02 $18,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.66 3.78 $9.46 $19,680
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.59 3.63 $12.46 $25,910
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.51 3.44 $10.19 $21,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.39 0.89 $11.58 $24,090




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 850 2.07 4.71 $9.28 $19,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,190 1.77 4.04 $9.49 $19,740
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.72 3.93 $10.45 $21,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.66 3.78 $9.46 $19,680
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 160 1.59 3.63 $10.71 $22,270
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.59 3.63 $12.46 $25,910
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 190 1.58 3.59 $8.82 $18,350
Napa, CA 90 1.52 3.46 $9.67 $20,120
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.51 3.44 $10.19 $21,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.38 3.15 $10.98 $22,840




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)
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $19.25 $40,050
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.74 $34,820
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.09 0.21 $16.01 $33,300
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.08 0.17 $15.94 $33,150
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.47 1.08 $15.49 $32,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.10 0.24 $14.77 $30,720
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $14.58 $30,320
Springfield, IL 60 0.59 1.35 $14.25 $29,640
Winston-Salem, NC (8) (8) (8) $13.77 $28,640
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $13.76 $28,610

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.06 $12.58 $26,170
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.77 $11.23 $23,370
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 1.30 $10.04 $20,880
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.84 $8.55 $17,790

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 Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 1.30 $10.04 $20,880
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.06 $12.58 $26,170
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.84 $8.55 $17,790
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.77 $11.23 $23,370

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.06 $12.58 $26,170
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.77 $11.23 $23,370
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.90 $22,670
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 1.30 $10.04 $20,880
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.27 $19,290


About May 2011 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 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) 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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