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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Barbers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
10th Percentile Wage

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 $45,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,460. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 161% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $25,410 1.60%
2013 $25,010 -0.32%
2012 $25,090 3.72%
2011 $24,190 1.60%
2010 $23,810 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for barbers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.72%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.32%.We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.72% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.60% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Barbers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Barbers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of barbers in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $38,340. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $20,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Educational Services

Table 5. 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 $18,810 to $43,500. The highest paying state for barbers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $43,500. The lowest paying state is Wisconsin with a median annual salary of $18,810. For more salary information of barbers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Carolina
New Jersey
South Carolina
New York