Manicurists and pedicurists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
206k
Average Age
41.8
Estimated Job Growth
19.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$23,390
Average Male Salary
$26,132
Average Female Salary
$22,766

About

Manicurists and pedicurists are most often employed by the Nail salons & other personal care services industry. The average yearly wage for Manicurists and pedicurists was $23,390 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Manicurists and pedicurists by wage are Teaching assistants, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, and Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Manicurists and pedicurists are Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, Garden Grove City (East) PUMA, CA, and Gwinnett County (Southwest)Lilburn City PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Manicurists and pedicurists are Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, Garden Grove City (East) PUMA, CA, and Westminster, Stanton & Garden Grove (West) Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Manicurists and pedicurists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Nail salons & other personal care services is the industry that employs the most Manicurists and pedicurists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Manicurists and pedicurists, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Manicurists and pedicurists are paid most in Lindenwold & Collingswood Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,390
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,195

In 2020, Manicurists and pedicurists earned an average of $23,390, $32,564 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Teaching assistants make somewhat more than Manicurists and pedicurists while Graders & sorters, agricultural products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Manicurists and pedicurists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.345
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Manicurists and pedicurists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.345, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Manicurists and pedicurists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Manicurists and pedicurists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Manicurists and pedicurists.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Manicurists and pedicurists, by average wage, are Motion pictures & video industries, Clothing stores, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

206k
2020 Workforce
± 11,146
0.302%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.62%

The number of people employed as Manicurists and pedicurists has been growing at a rate of 0.302%, from 205,779 people in 2019 to 206,401 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Manicurists and pedicurists employed by various industries. Nail salons & other personal care services employs the largest share of Manicurists and pedicurists at  75.5%, followed by Beauty salons with 17% and Amusement & Recreation with 3.21%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Manicurists and pedicurists in the US. The average age of male Manicurists and pedicurists in the workforce is 41.8 and of female Manicurists and pedicurists is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Manicurists and pedicurists is Asian (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

38.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,803
168k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,061

81.5% of Manicurists and pedicurists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Manicurists and pedicurists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Manicurists and pedicurists
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71.7% of Manicurists and pedicurists are Asian (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Manicurists and pedicurists, White (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Manicurists and pedicurists.

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Age by Sex

41.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.41
41.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.688

The median age of Manicurists and pedicurists is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 0.0282 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Manicurists and pedicurists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Manicurists and pedicurists is Business but a relatively high number of Manicurists and pedicurists hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Manicurists and Pedicurists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Manicurists and Pedicurists are expected to see a growth of 19.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

19.3%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Manicurists and Pedicurists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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