Barber shops

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Workforce
728k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
41.1
Estimated Job Growth
1.1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$26,618
Average Male Salary
$27,736
Average Female Salary
$23,545

About

The top three occupations in the Barber shops Industry Group are Barbers, Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, Supervisors of personal care and service workers, and Receptionists & information clerks. On average, full-time employees in the Barber shops Industry Group work 44.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $31,671. Part-time employees in the same industry work 24.8 hours and earn an average annual salary of $15,637.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Barber shops Industry Group are Bell County (West)Killeen & Harker Heights Cities PUMA, TX, Briarwood, Fresh Meadows & Hillcrest PUMA, NY, and York City & Shiloh PUMA, PA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Barber shops.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Barber shops Industry Group. Barbers are the most common position, but the Barber shops Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Barbers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Barber shops goes to Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
-8.1%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 5.4M people employed in the Other Services industry. This represents a -8.1% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

728k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 79k
-5.2%
1 Year Growth
± 12.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 728k people employed in the Barber shops Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Barber shops Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -5.2%, , from 83.3k people in 2018 to 79k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Barber shops by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Barbers represent the largest share of positions held in Barber shops at 89.9%, followed by Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists with 3.73% and Supervisors of personal care and service workers with 3.22%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Barber shops Industry Group, by number of employees, are Barbers, Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, Supervisors of personal care and service workers, and Receptionists & information clerks.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Barber shops employs an unusually high number of Barbers, Supervisors of personal care and service workers, and Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Barber shops, by average wage, are Hairdressers, hairstylists, & cosmetologists, Supervisors of personal care and service workers, and Barbers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$26,618
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,146

On average, employees in the Barber shops Industry Group make $26,618 per year. This number makes Barber shops the 258 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Barber shops Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.365
WAGE GINI

Barber shops has a wage GINI of 0.365, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Barber shops (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Barber shops Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Barber shops Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Barber shops Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Barber shops Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $27,736 and $23,545. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

21.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±3.56k
57.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.91k

73.3% of workers in the Barber shops Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Barber shops Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$27,736
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,639
$23,545
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,428

On average, Male workers in the Barber shops Industry Group make 1.18 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Barber shops Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Two or More Races
  3. Black

On average, White employees in the Barber shops Industry Group earn 1.12 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Barber shops Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Barber shops Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Barber shops Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Barber shops Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Barber shops is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Barber shops is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Barber shops Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Barber shops is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Barber shops Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Barber shops Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the personal care services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The personal care services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.8%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is personal care services.
1.1%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is personal care services.
1.8%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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