Manicurists and pedicurists

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Total Workforce
203k
Average Age
42.1
Average Salary
$22,101
Average Male Salary
$22,985
Average Female Salary
$21,920

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 $22,101 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Manicurists and pedicurists by wage are Crossing guards, Personal care aides, and Teaching assistants.

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 Health & personal care, except drug, stores . Manicurists and pedicurists are paid most in Portland City (East) PUMA, OR but are relatively concentrated in Westminster, Stanton & Garden Grove (West) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,101
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,221

In 2018, Manicurists and pedicurists earned an average of $22,101, $31,788 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Crossing guards make somewhat more than Manicurists and pedicurists while Teaching assistants 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

0.3
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Manicurists and pedicurists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.3, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Manicurists and pedicurists, by number of employees, are Nail salons & other personal care services, Beauty salons, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Manicurists and pedicurists, by average wage, are Health & personal care, except drug, stores , Amusement & Recreation, and Nail salons & other personal care services.

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Industries by Share

203k
2018 Workforce
± 11,044

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  80%, followed by Beauty salons with 16.4% and Amusement & Recreation with 2.19%.

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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 and of female Manicurists and pedicurists is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Manicurists and pedicurists is Asian (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

34.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,550
168k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,066

83% of Manicurists and pedicurists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

76.6% of Manicurists and pedicurists are Asian (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.5% 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 Gender

41
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.58
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.677

The median age of Manicurists and pedicurists is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 1.26 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 Human Sciences.

Majors

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