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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Barbers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,210
25th Percentile Wage
$20,350
50th Percentile Wage
$25,760
75th Percentile Wage
$37,020
90th Percentile Wage
$47,400

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 $47,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,210. Take note 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of barbers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,7603.53%2.60%
201524,850-2.25%-
201425,4101.57%-
201325,010-0.32%-
201225,090--

Table 2. Barbers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of barbers in 5 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 health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $30,600. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $19,050).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,600
Retail Trade
$27,140
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,760
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,560
Educational Services
$19,050

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 $17,920 to $47,740. The highest paying state for barbers is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $47,740. The lowest paying state is Wisconsin with a median annual salary of $17,920. 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
Illinois
$42,580
Alaska
$38,710
Washington
$36,610
District of Columbia
$35,740
Kentucky
$35,320
Georgia
$32,550
California
$31,610
Alabama
$30,410
Colorado
$29,720
Minnesota
$28,310
Texas
$28,260
Louisiana
$27,970
New Mexico
$27,860
Delaware
$27,750
Iowa
$26,780
Arkansas
$26,180
Utah
$25,200
South Carolina
$24,180
Maryland
$24,140
Indiana
$23,930
Missouri
$23,790
Connecticut
$23,780
Ohio
$23,500
New York
$23,080
Arizona
$22,970
Michigan
$21,890
New Jersey
$21,140
Pennsylvania
$20,970
Kansas
$20,600
North Carolina
$19,230
Florida
$18,780
Wisconsin
$17,920


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