Barbers Salary Information

The salary statistics of barbers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of barbers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The barbers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Barbers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,610
25th Percentile Wage
$21,050
50th Percentile Wage
$25,650
75th Percentile Wage
$37,490
90th Percentile Wage
$48,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for barbers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) barbers is $48,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,610. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of barbers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,650
-0.43% 2.18%
2016
$25,760
3.53% -
2015
$24,850
-2.25% -
2014
$25,410
1.57% -
2013
$25,010
-0.32% -
2012
$25,090
- -

Table 2. Barbers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of barbers in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for barbers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $39,610. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,560).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,610
Educational Services
$35,520
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,180
Retail Trade
$27,140
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,560

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Barbers by States

From the above tables we note that not only barbers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of barbers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,750 to $47,740. The highest paying state for barbers is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $47,740. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $18,750. For more salary information of barbers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Oklahoma
$47,740
Nebraska
$45,130
Massachusetts
$44,180
Illinois
$43,930
Alaska
$38,710
Washington
$38,250
Minnesota
$37,670
District of Columbia
$36,880
Alabama
$36,650
Kentucky
$36,220
Virginia
$33,650
Utah
$31,580
Oregon
$30,470
Iowa
$30,090
Colorado
$29,990
Louisiana
$28,390
Texas
$28,150
New Mexico
$27,860
Delaware
$27,750
New Hampshire
$27,730
California
$27,370
North Carolina
$26,930
Arkansas
$26,180
Wisconsin
$26,170
Ohio
$24,490
Maryland
$24,340
South Carolina
$24,180
Tennessee
$24,130
Indiana
$23,990
Connecticut
$23,780
Arizona
$23,770
New York
$23,680
Georgia
$23,400
New Jersey
$22,980
Missouri
$22,940
Michigan
$22,050
Pennsylvania
$21,880
Kansas
$20,600
West Virginia
$19,320
Florida
$18,750



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