Barbers

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2019 Workforce
78.6k
Average Age
41.2
Estimated Job Growth
7.52%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,337
Average Male Salary
$27,336
Average Female Salary
$23,135

About

Barbers are most often employed by the Barber shops industry. The average yearly wage for Barbers was $26,337 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Barbers by wage are Motor vehicle operators, all other, Janitors & building cleaners, and Landscaping and groundskeeping workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Barbers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Barbers are .

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 Briarwood, Fresh Meadows & Hillcrest PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,337
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,101

In 2019, Barbers earned an average of $26,337, $29,187 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Motor vehicle operators, all other make somewhat more than Barbers while Landscaping and groundskeeping workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Barbers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.311
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Barbers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Barbers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Barbers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Barbers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Barbers, by number of employees, are Barber shops and Beauty salons.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Barbers, by average wage, are Barber shops and Beauty salons.

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Industries by Share

78.6k
2019 Workforce
± 6,883
−1.69%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.5%

The number of people employed as Barbers has been declining at a rate of −1.69%, from 79,977 people in 2018 to 78,629 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Barbers employed by various industries. Barber shops employs the largest share of Barbers at  90.3%, followed by Beauty salons with 7.04% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Barbers in the US. The average age of male Barbers in the workforce is 40.6 and of female Barbers is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Barbers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

59.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,010
18.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,356

76.2% of Barbers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Barbers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Barbers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

35% of Barbers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.7% of Barbers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Barbers.

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Age by Gender

40.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.5
43.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.47

The median age of Barbers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 2.69 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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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 Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Barbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Barbers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Barbers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Barbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Barbers are expected to see a growth of 7.52% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

7.52%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Barbers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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