Barber Salary

Barbers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $31K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Barbers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. For the most part, Barbers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-seventh enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty.

$17,617 - $64,103
$18K
$31K
$64K
MEDIAN: $30,844
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$8.41 - $25.68
$8
$11
$26
MEDIAN: $11.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$17,617 - $64,103  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,000  
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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$18,570 - $69,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $25.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56 - $11.69  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,000  
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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$18,570 - $69,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $34K.

Barber Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Barber?

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 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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Barber Salaries

Mid-Career
▲15%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$31,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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