Manicurists and pedicurists

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2019 Workforce
212k
Average Age
42.7
Estimated Job Growth
13.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$23,858
Average Male Salary
$26,559
Average Female Salary
$23,262

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 $23,858 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Manicurists and pedicurists by wage are Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, Models, demonstrators, & product promoters, and Packers & packagers, hand.

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 Nail salons & other personal care services. Manicurists and pedicurists are paid most in Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,858
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,267

In 2019, Manicurists and pedicurists earned an average of $23,858, $31,666 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Cleaners of vehicles & equipment make somewhat more than Manicurists and pedicurists while Models, demonstrators, & product promoters 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

0.331
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Manicurists and pedicurists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.331, 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

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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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Industries by Share

212k
2019 Workforce
± 11,300
4.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.28%

The number of people employed as Manicurists and pedicurists has been growing at a rate of 4.7%, from 202,621 people in 2018 to 212,137 people in 2019.

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  79.9%, followed by Beauty salons with 16.9% and Amusement & Recreation with 1.79%.

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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 42.4 and of female Manicurists and pedicurists is 42.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Manicurists and pedicurists is Asian (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

38.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,805
174k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,230

81.9% 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)

76.4% of Manicurists and pedicurists are Asian (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.85% 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

42.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.49
42.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.66

The median age of Manicurists and pedicurists is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 0.316 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 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Manicurists and pedicurists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Manicurists and pedicurists are expected to see a growth of 13.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Manicurists and pedicurists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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