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Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary Information

The salary statistics of manicurists and pedicurists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of manicurists and pedicurists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The manicurists and pedicurists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,480
25th Percentile Wage
$20,730
50th Percentile Wage
$23,230
75th Percentile Wage
$27,040
90th Percentile Wage
$33,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for manicurists and pedicurists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) manicurists and pedicurists is $33,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,480. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 69% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of manicurists and pedicurists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,230
4.65% 17.26%
2016
$22,150
6.00% -
2015
$20,820
5.76% -
2014
$19,620
1.43% -
2013
$19,340
0.62% -
2012
$19,220
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Table 2. Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of manicurists and pedicurists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for manicurists and pedicurists occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $28,510. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $20,300).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$28,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,230
Educational Services
$22,840
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,280
Wholesale Trade
$21,730
Retail Trade
$20,300

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Manicurists and Pedicurists by States

From the above tables we note that not only manicurists and pedicurists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of manicurists and pedicurists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,210 to $34,510. The highest paying state for manicurists and pedicurists is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $34,510. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $18,210. For more salary information of manicurists and pedicurists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Hampshire
$34,510
Vermont
$34,340
Wisconsin
$31,480
South Dakota
$29,300
Montana
$28,950
Washington
$28,320
Alaska
$27,880
Minnesota
$27,210
District of Columbia
$26,200
Florida
$26,170
Kansas
$25,970
Kentucky
$25,100
Massachusetts
$24,470
Oregon
$24,280
North Carolina
$24,110
Michigan
$24,050
Arizona
$23,880
New Jersey
$23,770
California
$23,720
Arkansas
$23,440
Oklahoma
$23,420
Utah
$23,390
Georgia
$23,360
Ohio
$23,360
Virginia
$23,050
South Carolina
$22,870
Connecticut
$22,870
Illinois
$22,690
Mississippi
$22,540
Iowa
$22,510
Rhode Island
$22,500
Colorado
$22,470
Alabama
$22,300
Missouri
$22,280
Nebraska
$22,180
Indiana
$21,940
Maryland
$21,670
Hawaii
$21,560
Wyoming
$21,430
Texas
$21,290
Pennsylvania
$21,050
New York
$20,670
Delaware
$20,540
Louisiana
$20,470
Nevada
$20,320
Maine
$19,660
West Virginia
$19,650
Tennessee
$19,590
Puerto Rico
$19,320
Idaho
$19,050
North Dakota
$18,580
New Mexico
$18,210



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