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Barber Salary

Barbers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $30K annually on average. Approximately one-sixth enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. Job satisfaction for Barbers is high. Male Barbers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$15,401 - $48,444
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,922
10%
50%
90%

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$8.25 - $20.45
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,401 - $48,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$17,409 - $49,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $20.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92 - $9.31  
Overtime
$9.50 - $27.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,000  
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).
)
$17,409 - $49,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $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 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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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
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 84%
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