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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
20,030 8.6 % $16.92 $35,190 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $11.48 $14.50 $20.29 $27.23
Annual Wage (2) $20,300 $23,880 $30,150 $42,210 $56,630


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 19,480 2.66 $16.86 $35,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 0.00 (8) (8)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.32 $36,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 0.00 (8) (8)

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 19,480 2.66 $16.86 $35,080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.32 $36,030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 0.00 (8) (8)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 0.00 (8) (8)

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) $19.67 $40,920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $17.32 $36,030
Personal Care Services 19,480 2.66 $16.86 $35,080


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 3,450 0.28 2.04 $16.43 $34,170
New York 1,790 0.19 1.37 $16.15 $33,580
Florida 1,610 0.18 1.34 $14.02 $29,150
Pennsylvania 1,210 0.21 1.51 $14.39 $29,930
North Carolina 910 0.20 1.49 $16.03 $33,340




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)
Colorado 870 0.32 2.38 $15.88 $33,040
Utah 450 0.30 2.19 $12.75 $26,520
Texas 3,450 0.28 2.04 $16.43 $34,170
Pennsylvania 1,210 0.21 1.51 $14.39 $29,930
North Carolina 910 0.20 1.49 $16.03 $33,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 290 0.11 0.78 $27.64 $57,500
Washington (8) (8) (8) $27.46 $57,120
Massachusetts 580 0.16 1.18 $26.63 $55,390
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $25.91 $53,890
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $24.42 $50,790





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,760 0.18 1.33 $16.70 $34,740
Austin-Round Rock, TX 730 0.68 5.02 $19.85 $41,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 620 0.22 1.58 $16.37 $34,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 570 0.38 2.78 $16.73 $34,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 0.42 3.08 $20.00 $41,600
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 470 0.36 2.66 $14.93 $31,060
Raleigh, NC 410 0.62 4.57 $13.57 $28,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 390 0.12 0.90 $24.12 $50,180




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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 730 0.68 5.02 $19.85 $41,280
Raleigh, NC 410 0.62 4.57 $13.57 $28,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 0.42 3.08 $20.00 $41,600
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 570 0.38 2.78 $16.73 $34,810
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 470 0.36 2.66 $14.93 $31,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 620 0.22 1.58 $16.37 $34,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,760 0.18 1.33 $16.70 $34,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 390 0.12 0.90 $24.12 $50,180




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) $31.52 $65,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $26.46 $55,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.45 $52,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 390 0.12 0.90 $24.12 $50,180
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.47 $42,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 0.42 3.08 $20.00 $41,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX 730 0.68 5.02 $19.85 $41,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.18 $37,820
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $17.13 $35,640


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020