Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
18,810 10.2 % $14.65 $30,480 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.95 $10.12 $12.33 $18.02 $23.31
Annual Wage (2) $18,610 $21,050 $25,650 $37,490 $48,480


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 18,140 2.58 $14.54 $30,240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $21.28 $44,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $16.17 $33,630

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 18,140 2.58 $14.54 $30,240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $21.28 $44,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $16.17 $33,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) $21.28 $44,260
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $18.09 $37,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $16.17 $33,630
Personal Care Services 18,140 2.58 $14.54 $30,240


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 3,380 0.28 2.16 $15.55 $32,330
New York 2,390 0.26 1.97 $13.07 $27,200
California 1,480 0.09 0.67 $16.34 $34,000
Pennsylvania 1,380 0.24 1.81 $11.92 $24,790
New Jersey 1,260 0.31 2.38 $13.68 $28,450




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 1,260 0.31 2.38 $13.68 $28,450
Texas 3,380 0.28 2.16 $15.55 $32,330
Colorado 720 0.28 2.13 $15.23 $31,670
New York 2,390 0.26 1.97 $13.07 $27,200
Pennsylvania 1,380 0.24 1.81 $11.92 $24,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $21.53 $44,770
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $21.29 $44,290
Washington (8) (8) (8) $19.20 $39,940
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $18.64 $38,770
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $17.88 $37,180



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.22 1.69 $15.39 $32,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.54 4.11 $14.18 $29,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 820 0.28 2.13 $16.01 $33,290
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 0.83 6.33 $13.07 $27,190
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 310 0.26 1.99 $13.21 $27,490
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.20 1.50 (8) (8)


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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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 0.83 6.33 $13.07 $27,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.54 4.11 $14.18 $29,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 820 0.28 2.13 $16.01 $33,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 310 0.26 1.99 $13.21 $27,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.22 1.69 $15.39 $32,020
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.20 1.50 (8) (8)


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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.80 $43,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.49 $38,470
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $18.35 $38,180
Lubbock, TX (8) (8) (8) $18.13 $37,710
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.98 $37,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $17.88 $37,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.80 $37,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.80 $37,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,590
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,360


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018