What Are The Training Requirements for Barbers?

Barbers need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Barbers
Typical education of Barbers
Percent
Less than High School 12.1
High School 47.4
Some College 28.6
Associates Degree 6.8
Bachelors Degree 4.4
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

What Is the Employment Outlook for Barbers?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more barbers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.

This career includes 59,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Barbers Make?

On average, barbers make $14.38 per hour or $29,900 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Barbers?

Hourly income for Barbers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Barbers $8.76 $9.78 $12.38 $17.80 $22.79
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Personal appearance workers $8.70 $9.46 $11.48 $15.92 $22.97
Barbers, hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists $8.63 $9.41 $11.68 $16.52 $23.53
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Barbers?

Annual salary for Barbers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Barbers $18,210 $20,350 $25,760 $37,020 $47,400
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Personal appearance workers $18,090 $19,670 $23,880 $33,110 $47,770
Barbers, hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists $17,940 $19,570 $24,300 $34,350 $48,940
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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