Training Requirements for Barbers

Barbers need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Barbers

This represents about 59,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Barbers

Hourly Income

On average,barbers make $14.38 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, barbers make $29,900 per year.

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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