Barbers

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Total Workforce

67.1k

Average Age

40.5

Estimated Job Growth

13.5%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$24,032

Average Male Salary

$24,935

Average Female Salary

$21,157

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 Houston (North), Humble Cities & Atascocita PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,032

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,503

In 2017, Barbers earned an average of $24,032, $28,033 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Preschool & kindergarten teachers make somewhat more than Barbers while Bakers 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 2017, Barbers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.335, 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

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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Barbers

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

67.1k

2017 Workforce

± 6,358

2.12%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.2%

The number of people employed as Barbers has been growing at a rate of 2.12%, from 65,695 people in 2016 to 67,085 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Barbers employed by various industries. Barber shops employs the largest share of Barbers at  92.3%, followed by Beauty salons with 7.03% 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 39.5 and of female Barbers is 43.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Barbers is White.

Gender Composition

51.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,547

16k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,107

76.1% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

47.9% of Barbers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 33.7% of Barbers, Black 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

39.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.46

43.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.83

The median age of Barbers is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 4.07 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.

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, Monitoring, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Barbers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Service Orientation, and Management of Financial Resources.

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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 7.4%, but Barbers are expected to see a growth of 13.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Barbers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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