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Total Workforce
57,285
Average Age
40.8
Estimated Job Growth
10.1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$21,759
Average Male Salary
$21,915
Average Female Salary
$21,169

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Barbers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Barber shops is the industry that employs the most Barbers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Barbers, by average wage, is Barber shops. Barbers are paid most in Washington Heights, Inwood & Marble Hill PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Inglewood City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

Wage Distribution

Wage by Location

Spatial Concentration

Industries

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Highest Paying

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Industries by Share

Diversity

Demographic information on Barbers in the US. The average age of male Barbers in the workforce is 40.2 and of female Barbers is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Barbers is White.

Gender Composition

Race & Ethnicity

Age by Gender

Education

Data on higher education choices for Barbers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Barbers is Business but a relatively high number of Barbers hold a major in Communications.

Majors

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Barbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Barbers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Barbers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, and Service Orientation.

Radar Distribution

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Barbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Barbers are expected to see a growth of 10.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

Job Growth

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