Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

39-5011 Barbers

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,590 9.8 % $13.23 $27,520 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $9.22 $12.06 $15.76 $20.87
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $19,170 $25,090 $32,790 $43,420


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 11,940 1.91 $13.17 $27,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.37 $36,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 11,940 1.91 $13.17 $27,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.37 $36,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.37 $36,130
Personal Care Services 11,940 1.91 $13.17 $27,390
Employment Services (8) (8) $11.88 $24,710


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,750 0.17 1.71 $13.44 $27,960
New York 1,070 0.13 1.30 $10.53 $21,890
California 1,030 0.07 0.75 $11.88 $24,720
New Jersey 840 0.22 2.30 $11.98 $24,910
Indiana 500 0.18 1.83 $12.32 $25,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 840 0.22 2.30 $11.98 $24,910
Kentucky 360 0.20 2.12 $16.75 $34,840
Indiana 500 0.18 1.83 $12.32 $25,620
Texas 1,750 0.17 1.71 $13.44 $27,960
Washington 380 0.14 1.43 $14.70 $30,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $44,530
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $19.60 $40,770
Colorado 250 0.11 1.16 $19.00 $39,520
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,610
Illinois 50 0.01 0.09 $16.99 $35,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 1.50 $11.12 $23,130
Wichita Falls, TX 30 0.60 6.17 $18.11 $37,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.20 $15.14 $31,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita Falls, TX 30 0.60 6.17 $18.11 $37,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 1.50 $11.12 $23,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.20 $15.14 $31,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $24.55 $51,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $44,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $21.32 $44,340
Wichita Falls, TX 30 0.60 6.17 $18.11 $37,660
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $15.53 $32,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 30 0.02 0.20 $15.14 $31,490
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $14.82 $30,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $14.00 $29,120
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $13.44 $27,960
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $13.16 $27,370


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013