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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
20,130 9.2 % $15.97 $33,220 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.27 $10.75 $13.44 $19.40 $25.29
Annual Wage (2) $19,280 $22,370 $27,960 $40,350 $52,600


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 19,540 2.73 $15.91 $33,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 0.00 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $15.62 $32,490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 0.00 $14.18 $29,490

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 19,540 2.73 $15.91 $33,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 0.00 (8) (8)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 0.00 $14.18 $29,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $15.62 $32,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $18.78 $39,070
Personal Care Services 19,540 2.73 $15.91 $33,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $15.62 $32,490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 (7) $14.18 $29,490


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 3,790 0.31 2.25 $15.38 $31,990
California 1,570 0.09 0.66 $17.24 $35,850
Pennsylvania 1,230 0.21 1.51 $13.49 $28,060
North Carolina 990 0.23 1.63 $14.84 $30,870
Florida 970 0.11 0.81 $10.66 $22,180




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)
Texas 3,790 0.31 2.25 $15.38 $31,990
Colorado 720 0.28 1.98 $15.71 $32,670
North Carolina 990 0.23 1.63 $14.84 $30,870
Pennsylvania 1,230 0.21 1.51 $13.49 $28,060
Kentucky 300 0.16 1.13 $17.95 $37,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $26.91 $55,980
Massachusetts 540 0.15 1.10 $25.69 $53,430
Maryland 360 0.13 0.97 $23.51 $48,890
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $20.64 $42,930
Alabama 170 0.09 0.64 $18.92 $39,350





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,600 0.45 3.23 $14.10 $29,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 970 0.32 2.33 $14.82 $30,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 1.07 $25.74 $53,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.20 1.41 $16.26 $33,830
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.20 1.41 $11.38 $23,660
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 0.37 2.68 $18.56 $38,600
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.19 1.36 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 190 0.14 0.99 $17.85 $37,140
Lubbock, TX 90 0.60 4.32 $18.21 $37,870




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)
Lubbock, TX 90 0.60 4.32 $18.21 $37,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,600 0.45 3.23 $14.10 $29,320
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 0.37 2.68 $18.56 $38,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 970 0.32 2.33 $14.82 $30,840
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.20 1.41 $11.38 $23,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.20 1.41 $16.26 $33,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.19 1.36 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 1.07 $25.74 $53,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 190 0.14 0.99 $17.85 $37,140




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $29.90 $62,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 1.07 $25.74 $53,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.41 $50,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $22.03 $45,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $20.32 $42,260
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 0.37 2.68 $18.56 $38,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $18.46 $38,400
Lubbock, TX 90 0.60 4.32 $18.21 $37,870
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $18.04 $37,520
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 190 0.14 0.99 $17.85 $37,140


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019