Barbers

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Total Workforce

80k

Average Age

39.9

Average Salary

$27,388

Average Male Salary

$28,706

Average Female Salary

$23,037

About

Barbers are most often employed by the Barber shops industry. The average yearly wage for Barbers was $27,388 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Barbers by wage are Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders, Merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and Sewing machine operators.

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 Beauty salons. Barbers are paid most in Houston (North), Humble Cities & Atascocita PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,388

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,742

In 2018, Barbers earned an average of $27,388, $26,500 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders make somewhat more than Barbers while Sewing machine operators 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

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WAGE GINI

In 2018, Barbers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.349, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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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 Beauty salons, Barber shops, Barber shops, and Beauty salons.

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Industries by Share

80k

2018 Workforce

± 6,941

19.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.8%

The number of people employed as Barbers has been growing at a rate of 19.2%, from 67,085 people in 2017 to 79,977 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Barbers employed by various industries. Barber shops employs the largest share of Barbers at  89.9%, followed by Beauty salons with 7.56% 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 39.9 and of female Barbers is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Barbers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

61.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,082

18.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,347

76.8% 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)

33.6% of Barbers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22% 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

39.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.3

39.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.47

The median age of Barbers is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 0.34 years older 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.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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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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