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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Barbers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,910 8.1 % $ 17.16 $ 35,700 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Barbers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.79 $ 12.65 $ 14.41 $ 21.51 $ 25.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,430 $ 26,300 $ 29,970 $ 44,730 $ 53,260


Industry profile for Barbers:

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 12,290 1.89 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70 0.00 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Civic and Social Organizations 50 0.02 $ 23.62 $ 49,130

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 12,290 1.89 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
Civic and Social Organizations 50 0.02 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70 0.00 $ 23.98 $ 49,880

Top paying industries for Barbers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70 (7) $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Civic and Social Organizations 50 0.02 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Personal Care Services 12,290 1.89 $ 17.15 $ 35,670


Geographic profile for Barbers:

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.



Map of employment of barbers by state, May 2021


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)
New York 1,420 0.16 1.78 $ 17.27 $ 35,920
Florida 1,400 0.16 1.78 $ 15.03 $ 31,270
Texas 1,270 0.10 1.13 $ 13.72 $ 28,550
California 860 0.05 0.57 $ 21.08 $ 43,840
New Jersey 730 0.19 2.06 $ 19.84 $ 41,270


Map of location quotient of barbers by state, May 2021


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)
Louisiana 460 0.26 2.79 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
Washington 700 0.22 2.39 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
Utah 300 0.19 2.12 $ 11.43 $ 23,780
New Jersey 730 0.19 2.06 $ 19.84 $ 41,270
New York 1,420 0.16 1.78 $ 17.27 $ 35,920


Map of annual mean wages of barbers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Barbers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 700 0.22 2.39 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
North Carolina (8) (8) (8) $ 23.98 $ 49,870
Arizona 130 0.05 0.51 $ 23.34 $ 48,550
Michigan 490 0.12 1.32 $ 23.05 $ 47,950
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 21.44 $ 44,590



Map of employment of barbers by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.20 2.19 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 490 0.14 1.48 $ 13.48 $ 28,030
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 480 0.27 2.91 $ 23.13 $ 48,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 470 0.25 2.68 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 450 0.11 1.16 $ 14.56 $ 30,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.14 1.49 $ 16.44 $ 34,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 0.07 0.73 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 1.22 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.10 1.11 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.20 2.24 $ 16.52 $ 34,350


Map of location quotient of barbers by area, May 2021


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)
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.33 3.55 $ 18.04 $ 37,510
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 50 0.29 3.13 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 480 0.27 2.91 $ 23.13 $ 48,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 470 0.25 2.68 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Chattanooga, TN-GA 60 0.23 2.53 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.20 2.24 $ 16.52 $ 34,350
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.20 2.22 $ 11.79 $ 24,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.20 2.19 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 200 0.20 2.18 $ 15.26 $ 31,730
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.15 1.65 $ 14.70 $ 30,580


Map of annual mean wages of barbers by area, May 2021


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 470 0.25 2.68 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 1.36 $ 23.16 $ 48,170
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 480 0.27 2.91 $ 23.13 $ 48,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 0.07 0.73 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 40 0.06 0.70 $ 19.60 $ 40,760
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Baton Rouge, LA 120 0.33 3.55 $ 18.04 $ 37,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.20 2.19 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 1.22 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.20 2.24 $ 16.52 $ 34,350


About May 2021 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022