Barber Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Barbers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $31K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Barbers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. About one in seven enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$17,481 - $63,104
$17K
$31K
$63K
MEDIAN: $30,806
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50%
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$8.35 - $24.77
$8
$12
$25
MEDIAN: $11.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$17,481 - $63,104  
   
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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$18,412 - $66,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $24.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.52 - $11.49  
Overtime
$30.00  
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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$18,412 - $66,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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

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 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 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Barber Salaries

Mid-Career
▲16%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Experienced
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 85%
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