Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
71,220 4.2 % $10.48 $21,790 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.03 $8.56 $9.30 $11.40 $14.58
Annual Wage (2) $16,700 $17,810 $19,340 $23,720 $30,330


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 68,390 10.70 $10.38 $21,590
Traveler Accommodation 1,030 0.06 $13.33 $27,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 870 0.08 $12.37 $25,730
Health and Personal Care Stores 440 0.04 $12.08 $25,120
Department Stores 190 0.01 $12.70 $26,420

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 68,390 10.70 $10.38 $21,590
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 870 0.08 $12.37 $25,730
Traveler Accommodation 1,030 0.06 $13.33 $27,720
Health and Personal Care Stores 440 0.04 $12.08 $25,120
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 70 0.01 $12.22 $25,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 1,030 0.06 $13.33 $27,720
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $13.25 $27,550
Department Stores 190 0.01 $12.70 $26,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 870 0.08 $12.37 $25,730
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 70 0.01 $12.22 $25,420


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 17,110 1.16 2.16 $9.84 $20,470
New York 13,100 1.52 2.82 $8.95 $18,610
New Jersey 6,720 1.76 3.28 $11.02 $22,920
Massachusetts 2,890 0.89 1.65 $11.67 $24,280
Illinois 2,690 0.47 0.88 $12.63 $26,280




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 6,720 1.76 3.28 $11.02 $22,920
New York 13,100 1.52 2.82 $8.95 $18,610
California 17,110 1.16 2.16 $9.84 $20,470
Rhode Island 470 1.04 1.94 $11.27 $23,450
Connecticut 1,690 1.04 1.93 $9.93 $20,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.22 0.41 $14.99 $31,170
Iowa 170 0.11 0.21 $14.18 $29,500
Tennessee 500 0.19 0.35 $13.30 $27,670
Kansas 80 0.06 0.12 $13.22 $27,490
South Dakota 50 0.13 0.25 $13.04 $27,130





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,170 1.05 1.95 $9.72 $20,220
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,690 2.18 4.06 $9.59 $19,950
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.38 4.43 $12.13 $25,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.58 1.07 $13.18 $27,420
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,090 2.08 3.88 $9.81 $20,400
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,870 1.45 2.69 $10.23 $21,280
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.79 3.32 $10.98 $22,830
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.23 2.29 $11.73 $24,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,640 1.71 3.19 $10.21 $21,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,580 1.70 3.16 $9.22 $19,180




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 1,330 3.18 5.91 $9.41 $19,580
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.38 4.43 $12.13 $25,240
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,690 2.18 4.06 $9.59 $19,950
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,090 2.08 3.88 $9.81 $20,400
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.79 3.32 $10.98 $22,830
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 170 1.72 3.20 $11.13 $23,150
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,640 1.71 3.19 $10.21 $21,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,580 1.70 3.16 $9.22 $19,180
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 1.62 3.02 $12.61 $26,230
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 70 1.59 2.96 $9.76 $20,290




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)
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $17.86 $37,150
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 0.30 $17.25 $35,870
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.99 $35,340
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.53 0.99 $16.63 $34,590
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $16.63 $34,590
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.31 0.57 $16.32 $33,950
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $16.00 $33,290
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $15.23 $31,680
Anchorage, AK 70 0.38 0.70 $15.20 $31,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.06 $31,330

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.37 2.55 $10.69 $22,240

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.37 2.55 $10.69 $22,240

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 (8) (8) (8) $16.15 $33,590
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.14 $25,240
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.55 $24,010
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.13 $23,150
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.37 2.55 $10.69 $22,240


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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