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
$45,640
75th Percentile Wage
$34,280
50th Percentile Wage
$25,410
25th Percentile Wage
$19,450
10th Percentile Wage
$17,460

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
$38,340
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,270
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,370
Educational Services
$20,450

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
Minnesota
$43,500
Massachusetts
$37,690
Nebraska
$36,300
Maryland
$36,220
Louisiana
$32,160
Oklahoma
$30,100
Kentucky
$29,670
North Carolina
$29,290
Arizona
$28,260
Texas
$27,690
Colorado
$27,420
Indiana
$26,930
Iowa
$26,700
New Jersey
$26,410
Ohio
$25,560
Florida
$24,910
Washington
$24,890
Connecticut
$24,590
South Carolina
$23,800
Georgia
$23,730
Missouri
$22,810
California
$22,030
New York
$21,680
Tennessee
$21,040
Michigan
$19,210
Wisconsin
$18,810