Barber Salary

Barbers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $30K per year on average. Compensation ranges from $18K on the lower end to $51K per year on the higher end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in seven enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Barbers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. The majority of Barbers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$16,459 - $49,504

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$8.24 - $20.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$16,459 - $49,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,898 - $51,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $20.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91 - $8.57  
Overtime
$9.50 - $27.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,898 - $51,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Barber

Barbers perform haircuts and offer styling and other related services to their clients. Typically, the term "barber" is used for a percentage of male hair stylists, and still generally refers to men's hair styling, shaving, and similar processes. Barbers are typically customer-friendly individuals who interact and converse with clients while taking care of their hair needs. As such, many clients return again and again to the same barbershops, and good barbers typically make their facilities something of a hub for friendship and conversation within their respective communities.

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Barber Tasks

  • Drape and pin cloths around the customers' clothes.
  • Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, and clippers.
  • Cut and trim a variety of types of hair according to customer's instructions or desired hairstyle.
  • Clean work stations and sweep floors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Barber

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. On average, Barbers make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $29K.

Barber Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Barber in Belleville:
"Servitude And Ownership."
Make sure you like serving people and plan to own your own shop. The money is in being an owner/operator.

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Experience Affects Barber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 85%
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