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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,800
25th Percentile Wage
$19,910
50th Percentile Wage
$22,150
75th Percentile Wage
$26,440
90th Percentile Wage
$33,590

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 $33,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,800. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 78% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of manicurists and pedicurists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,1506.00%13.23%
201520,8205.76%-
201419,6201.43%-
201319,3400.62%-
201219,220--

Table 2. Manicurists and Pedicurists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of manicurists and pedicurists in 5 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 $29,390. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $19,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,050
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,210
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,150
Retail Trade
$19,650

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 $17,800 to $34,340. The highest paying state for manicurists and pedicurists is Vermont with a median annual salary of $34,340. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,800. For more salary information of manicurists and pedicurists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Vermont
$34,340
Iowa
$33,360
District of Columbia
$29,680
Wisconsin
$28,960
Washington
$28,630
Alaska
$27,660
North Carolina
$26,940
Kansas
$25,810
Kentucky
$25,760
Missouri
$25,530
Florida
$25,450
New Hampshire
$25,220
New Jersey
$24,630
Minnesota
$24,340
Utah
$24,340
Massachusetts
$23,570
Hawaii
$23,560
Arizona
$23,440
Michigan
$23,350
Wyoming
$23,040
Rhode Island
$22,770
Maryland
$22,580
California
$22,360
Georgia
$22,320
Oregon
$22,210
Ohio
$22,180
Alabama
$21,890
Texas
$21,710
Virginia
$21,600
Mississippi
$21,560
Illinois
$21,410
Pennsylvania
$21,370
Delaware
$21,330
Oklahoma
$21,240
Connecticut
$20,810
South Carolina
$20,810
Louisiana
$20,330
Colorado
$20,060
Arkansas
$19,840
Indiana
$19,820
Nebraska
$19,660
New York
$19,480
West Virginia
$19,370
Idaho
$19,050
Tennessee
$18,710
Nevada
$18,650
Maine
$18,350
New Mexico
$18,210
Puerto Rico
$17,800


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