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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$32,100
75th Percentile Wage
$24,200
50th Percentile Wage
$19,620
25th Percentile Wage
$18,130
10th Percentile Wage
$17,200

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 $32,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $19,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,200. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 86% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $19,620 1.45%
2013 $19,340 0.62%
2012 $19,220 -1.13%
2011 $19,440 -1.07%
2010 $19,650 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for manicurists and pedicurists from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.62%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 3. Average Salary of Manicurists and Pedicurists vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of manicurists and pedicurists in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $25,440. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $19,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,440
Retail Trade
$21,040
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$20,090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,600

Table 5. 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 $17,610 to $34,210. The highest paying state for manicurists and pedicurists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $34,210. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,610. For more salary information of manicurists and pedicurists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$34,210
Vermont
$30,850
Iowa
$28,320
South Dakota
$28,030
District of Columbia
$27,320
Montana
$26,810
Wyoming
$26,330
Michigan
$26,120
Georgia
$25,170
New Jersey
$24,390
Washington
$24,130
Illinois
$23,400
Colorado
$23,200
Wisconsin
$23,160
Minnesota
$23,120
Kansas
$23,110
North Carolina
$23,000
New Hampshire
$22,610
Utah
$22,330
Kentucky
$22,260
Rhode Island
$22,230
Massachusetts
$22,010
Tennessee
$21,680
Delaware
$21,600
Florida
$21,470
Maryland
$21,170
Arizona
$20,970
Maine
$20,770
Texas
$20,770
South Carolina
$20,440
Pennsylvania
$20,230
Mississippi
$20,000
Virginia
$20,000
West Virginia
$19,590
Oregon
$19,370
Connecticut
$19,240
Alabama
$19,160
Oklahoma
$19,080
California
$19,050
Ohio
$18,920
Hawaii
$18,840
Louisiana
$18,750
Idaho
$18,710
Indiana
$18,640
Missouri
$18,630
Arkansas
$18,610
Nebraska
$18,540
New York
$18,440
Nevada
$17,990
New Mexico
$17,970
North Dakota
$17,930
Puerto Rico
$17,610