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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-5011 Barbers

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


National estimates for Barbers
Industry profile for Barbers
Geographic profile for Barbers

National estimates for Barbers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Barbers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,880 9.0 % $ 18.29 $ 38,050 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Barbers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.48 $ 12.25 $ 15.61 $ 22.31 $ 30.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,810 $ 25,480 $ 32,470 $ 46,400 $ 63,450


Industry profile for Barbers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Barbers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 14,580 2.70 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 0.00 (8) (8)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 17.73 $ 36,870
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Barbers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 14,580 2.70 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 17.73 $ 36,870
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 0.00 (8) (8)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Barbers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 14,580 2.70 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 17.73 $ 36,870


Geographic profile for Barbers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Barbers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,310 0.19 1.78 $ 17.89 $ 37,200
New York 1,400 0.16 1.50 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Florida 1,300 0.15 1.44 $ 15.29 $ 31,810
Colorado 790 0.31 2.88 $ 17.28 $ 35,940
Pennsylvania 640 0.12 1.09 $ 17.01 $ 35,380




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 790 0.31 2.88 $ 17.28 $ 35,940
Utah 340 0.23 2.11 $ 12.12 $ 25,220
Texas 2,310 0.19 1.78 $ 17.89 $ 37,200
Connecticut 280 0.18 1.70 $ 15.52 $ 32,270
Oregon 310 0.17 1.61 $ 21.43 $ 44,580




Top paying states for Barbers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 29.71 $ 61,790
Massachusetts 300 0.09 0.85 $ 28.15 $ 58,550
Maryland 190 0.08 0.70 $ 26.35 $ 54,800
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 24.30 $ 50,550
Oregon 310 0.17 1.61 $ 21.43 $ 44,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Barbers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 3.23 $ 15.22 $ 31,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,220 0.14 1.29 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 550 0.42 3.95 $ 16.12 $ 33,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 400 0.35 3.26 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 250 0.14 1.31 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 240 0.09 0.87 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 210 0.07 0.66 $ 24.01 $ 49,940




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 550 0.42 3.95 $ 16.12 $ 33,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 400 0.35 3.26 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 3.23 $ 15.22 $ 31,660
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 250 0.14 1.31 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,220 0.14 1.29 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 240 0.09 0.87 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 210 0.07 0.66 $ 24.01 $ 49,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for Barbers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 35.04 $ 72,890
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 25.22 $ 52,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 210 0.07 0.66 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 400 0.35 3.26 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.59 $ 40,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,220 0.14 1.29 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $ 18.47 $ 38,410


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021