Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
79,090 3.6 % $10.82 $22,500 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $8.72 $9.43 $11.63 $15.43
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $18,130 $19,620 $24,200 $32,100


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 76,480 11.72 $10.74 $22,350
Traveler Accommodation 1,050 0.06 $14.27 $29,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 710 0.06 $11.64 $24,210
Health and Personal Care Stores 500 0.05 $11.97 $24,900
Department Stores 110 0.01 $11.54 $24,000

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 76,480 11.72 $10.74 $22,350
Traveler Accommodation 1,050 0.06 $14.27 $29,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 710 0.06 $11.64 $24,210
Health and Personal Care Stores 500 0.05 $11.97 $24,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 80 0.01 $14.00 $29,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 1,050 0.06 $14.27 $29,690
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $14.02 $29,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 80 0.01 $14.00 $29,120
Health and Personal Care Stores 500 0.05 $11.97 $24,900
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 710 0.06 $11.64 $24,210


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 17,680 1.17 2.00 $9.88 $20,540
New York 15,710 1.78 3.05 $9.22 $19,180
New Jersey 6,670 1.72 2.95 $12.34 $25,670
Massachusetts 3,880 1.17 2.00 $11.37 $23,650
Washington 3,470 1.20 2.05 $13.12 $27,290




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 15,710 1.78 3.05 $9.22 $19,180
New Jersey 6,670 1.72 2.95 $12.34 $25,670
Washington 3,470 1.20 2.05 $13.12 $27,290
Massachusetts 3,880 1.17 2.00 $11.37 $23,650
California 17,680 1.17 2.00 $9.88 $20,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 70 0.24 0.40 $16.94 $35,240
Alaska 60 0.19 0.33 $15.62 $32,490
South Dakota 90 0.22 0.37 $13.57 $28,220
Iowa 130 0.09 0.15 $13.55 $28,190
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.17 $13.55 $28,190





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 12,330 2.29 3.91 $9.19 $19,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.90 1.54 $9.50 $19,770
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,290 2.61 4.46 $9.61 $19,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,900 2.19 3.75 $9.85 $20,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,550 1.42 2.42 $11.21 $23,320
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,510 2.50 4.27 $12.84 $26,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,400 1.60 2.74 $13.19 $27,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.57 0.98 $13.28 $27,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,130 2.08 3.55 $9.74 $20,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.94 1.60 $9.72 $20,210




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)
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 120 2.91 4.97 $11.12 $23,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,290 2.61 4.46 $9.61 $19,990
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,510 2.50 4.27 $12.84 $26,700
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,020 2.42 4.14 $10.06 $20,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,330 2.29 3.91 $9.19 $19,110
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 2.21 3.78 $11.47 $23,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,900 2.19 3.75 $9.85 $20,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 2,130 2.08 3.55 $9.74 $20,260
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,690 1.97 3.36 $10.09 $20,990
Rochester, MN 200 1.94 3.31 $10.99 $22,860




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.05 $41,700
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.47 $40,500
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) $18.32 $38,110
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $17.81 $37,050
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 0.07 $17.43 $36,250
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $15.94 $33,150
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $15.54 $32,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.37 $31,970
Jacksonville, FL 330 0.55 0.94 $15.21 $31,640
Columbia, SC 80 0.22 0.37 $15.20 $31,620

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.03 (8) (8)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 1.24 $13.48 $28,030
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.34 $9.21 $19,170

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 1.24 $13.48 $28,030
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.03 (8) (8)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.34 $9.21 $19,170

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 (8) (8) (8) $15.97 $33,220
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 1.24 $13.48 $28,030
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.69 $24,320
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.61 $19,980
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.56 $19,880


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015