Barbers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
73.2k
Average Age
39.7
Estimated Job Growth
7.52%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,355
Average Male Salary
$27,168
Average Female Salary
$23,705

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 Nail salons & other personal care services. Barbers are paid most in Austin City (Southeast) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Hialeah City (North Central) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,355
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,847

In 2020, Barbers earned an average of $26,355, $29,599 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Transportation service attendants make somewhat more than Barbers while Transportation attendants, except flight attendants 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

0.355
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Barbers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.355, 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, Beauty salons, Nail salons & other personal care services, and Drycleaning & laundry services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Barbers, by average wage, are Nail salons & other personal care services, Barber shops, and Beauty salons.

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Industries by Share

73.2k
2020 Workforce
± 6,642
5.24%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.3%

The number of people employed as Barbers has been growing at a rate of 5.24%, from 69,571 people in 2019 to 73,218 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Barbers employed by various industries. Barber shops employs the largest share of Barbers at  90.2%, followed by Beauty salons with 7.62% and Nail salons & other personal care services with 0.317%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Barbers in the US. The average age of male Barbers in the workforce is 39.5 and of female Barbers is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Barbers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

56k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,811
17.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,218

76.5% of Barbers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

32% of Barbers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.8% 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 Sex

39.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.45
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.51

The median age of Barbers is 39.7, and Male employees are generally 1.13 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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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