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Barber Salary

Barbers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $30K per year. Job satisfaction for Barbers is high. Roughly a sixth enjoy medical while approximately one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The majority of Barbers (66 percent) who took the survey are men.
$14,838 - $48,003
(Median)
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48K
MEDIAN: $29,753
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$8.04 - $20.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,838 - $48,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $7,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$16,241 - $49,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $20.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.79 - $8.69  
Overtime
$6.14 - $36.99  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,945  
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).
)
$16,241 - $49,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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. For some reason, Barbers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $26K.

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.

Experience Affects Barber Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 84%