Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
62,330 4.0 % $10.31 $21,440 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.00 $8.52 $9.24 $11.28 $14.21
Annual Wage (2) $16,650 $17,720 $19,220 $23,470 $29,560


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 59,540 9.52 $10.19 $21,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 950 0.09 $12.07 $25,100
Traveler Accommodation 950 0.05 $13.14 $27,340
Department Stores 270 0.02 $13.25 $27,560
Health and Personal Care Stores 250 0.03 $12.58 $26,170

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 59,540 9.52 $10.19 $21,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 950 0.09 $12.07 $25,100
Traveler Accommodation 950 0.05 $13.14 $27,340
Health and Personal Care Stores 250 0.03 $12.58 $26,170
Department Stores 270 0.02 $13.25 $27,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 270 0.02 $13.25 $27,560
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 0.01 $13.23 $27,530
Traveler Accommodation 950 0.05 $13.14 $27,340
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $13.04 $27,120
Shoe Stores (8) (8) $13.00 $27,050


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 15,970 1.12 2.33 $9.69 $20,150
New York 10,770 1.26 2.64 $9.31 $19,360
New Jersey 5,410 1.43 2.98 $10.43 $21,700
Pennsylvania 3,430 0.61 1.28 $9.16 $19,040
Illinois 2,630 0.47 0.98 $12.84 $26,720




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 5,410 1.43 2.98 $10.43 $21,700
New York 10,770 1.26 2.64 $9.31 $19,360
California 15,970 1.12 2.33 $9.69 $20,150
Connecticut 1,600 0.99 2.07 $9.80 $20,380
Washington 2,000 0.72 1.51 $12.12 $25,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.26 0.54 $14.17 $29,460
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $13.66 $28,420
Tennessee 330 0.12 0.26 $13.17 $27,380
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $12.88 $26,800
Illinois 2,630 0.47 0.98 $12.84 $26,720





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 8,740 1.69 3.54 $9.11 $18,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,270 0.84 1.77 $9.70 $20,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,360 1.29 2.71 $8.82 $18,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,160 2.23 4.65 $8.99 $18,710
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,030 1.66 3.46 $9.69 $20,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.55 1.15 $13.65 $28,400
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,940 1.54 3.22 $10.29 $21,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.27 2.66 $8.91 $18,540
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.81 3.78 $9.89 $20,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.71 3.58 $11.06 $23,000




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 1,000 2.42 5.05 $9.20 $19,140
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,160 2.23 4.65 $8.99 $18,710
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 190 1.90 3.98 $10.81 $22,490
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.81 3.78 $9.89 $20,560
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,710 1.76 3.67 $12.12 $25,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.71 3.58 $11.06 $23,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,740 1.69 3.54 $9.11 $18,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,030 1.66 3.46 $9.69 $20,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,420 1.58 3.29 $9.49 $19,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,940 1.54 3.22 $10.29 $21,400




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) $18.93 $39,380
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $17.26 $35,890
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.06 0.13 $16.47 $34,270
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.36 0.76 $15.45 $32,150
Anchorage, AK 70 0.38 0.80 $15.05 $31,310
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $14.80 $30,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.57 $30,300
Springfield, IL 60 0.54 1.14 $14.03 $29,190
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 150 0.25 0.53 $14.02 $29,150
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 0.49 $13.68 $28,440

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.62 $11.33 $23,560
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.72 $12.98 $27,000

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.72 $12.98 $27,000
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.62 $11.33 $23,560

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 Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.72 $12.98 $27,000
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.57 $26,130
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.65 $24,230
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.62 $11.33 $23,560
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $8.44 $17,550


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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