Barber Salary

Those pursuing careers as Barbers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $31K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Barbers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Barbers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to close to an eighth, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,073 - $58,882
$17K
$31K
$59K
MEDIAN: $30,519
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50%
90%

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$8.43 - $24.53
$8
$12
$25
MEDIAN: $11.93
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$0$63K
Salary $17,073 - $58,882
Bonus $5,781
Commission $0.00 - $26,500
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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$18,344 - $63,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $8.43 - $24.53
Hourly Tips $0.73 - $11.37
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $5,781
Commission $0.00 - $26,500
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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$18,344 - $63,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Barber

Pay by Experience for a Barber has a positive trend. An entry-level Barber with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Barber with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Barber which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 61 salaries. A Barber with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 41 salaries.

Barber Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Barber?

Barber in Brooklyn:
"Flatbush Brooklyn nyc barber."
Pros: I enjoy the artistic nature of the profession, as well as the interaction, meeting new people.
Cons: Pays crappy. Boss is stifling, he doesnt want to see you to progress in your life unless he/the shop somehow benefits from it. Wants you there 12 hours a day regardless of customer traffic that day. Does nothing to attract customers, and doesnt want you to either. Gets angry if you dont want to service a customer whos hygiene is questionable, and has a fungus in their hair. Shop is divided, and he allows a hostile work environment.

Barber in Corpus Christi:
"Challenging fear."
Believe in yourself, all things are possible, focus, visualize what the customer explains to you as far as the haircut they are wanting. And then remember to never loose your guideline. Always be teachable, receive correction well, and share with others what you have learned. And remember most important of all NEVER GET GREEDY!

Barber in Tampa:
"Drama is such a factor."
Focus on the customer and ask them lots of questions. Make sure that they are happy and they'll always co e back.

Barber in Winston-Salem:
"No benefits."
No benefits, so you must save, save, save, save!

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.

Key Stats for Barber

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Barber Salaries

Mid-Career
▲15%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$31,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 87%
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