Average Barber Salary
$33,000 yearly
$16.12 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$22,000
10 %
$33,000
Median
$50,000
90 %
What Is The Average Barber Salary?
The average barber salary is $33,535 per year, or $16.12 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level barber salary is roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $50,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and hospitality companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, professional, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Nevada provide the highest barber salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$50,000
$4,167
$24
75th Percentile
$41,000
$3,417
$20
Average
$33,535
$2,795
$16
25th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Barber Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where barbers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Barber average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$29,852
$14.35
Alaska
$34,338
$16.51
Arizona
$40,166
$19.31
Arkansas
$33,612
$16.16
California
$34,677
$16.67
Colorado
$26,008
$12.50
Connecticut
$54,189
$26.05
Delaware
$51,971
$24.99
District of Columbia
$50,455
$24.26
Florida
$34,307
$16.49
Georgia
$32,582
$15.66
Hawaii
$70,431
$33.86
Idaho
$29,838
$14.35
Illinois
$34,736
$16.70
Indiana
$32,809
$15.77
Iowa
$33,964
$16.33
Kansas
$34,072
$16.38
Kentucky
$27,531
$13.24
Louisiana
$50,106
$24.09
Maine
$36,609
$17.60
Maryland
$50,758
$24.40
Massachusetts
$53,655
$25.80
Michigan
$34,391
$16.53
Minnesota
$30,695
$14.76
Mississippi
$28,136
$13.53
Missouri
$27,671
$13.30
Montana
$37,062
$17.82
Nebraska
$26,829
$12.90
Nevada
$52,193
$25.09
New Hampshire
$52,135
$25.06
New Jersey
$37,964
$18.25
New Mexico
$35,473
$17.05
New York
$38,107
$18.32
North Carolina
$29,639
$14.25
North Dakota
$26,767
$12.87
Ohio
$49,216
$23.66
Oklahoma
$34,056
$16.37
Oregon
$36,376
$17.49
Pennsylvania
$32,437
$15.59
Rhode Island
$54,602
$26.25
South Carolina
$47,272
$22.73
South Dakota
$45,083
$21.67
Tennessee
$32,928
$15.83
Texas
$35,704
$17.17
Utah
$23,981
$11.53
Vermont
$49,898
$23.99
Virginia
$36,697
$17.64
Washington
$35,894
$17.26
West Virginia
$27,976
$13.45
Wisconsin
$33,609
$16.16
Wyoming
$25,397
$12.21

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Highest Paying Cities For Barber

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
West Springfield Town, MA
$53,598
$25.77
Westerville, OH
$48,937
$23.53
New York, NY
$38,205
$18.37
Livingston, NJ
$37,950
$18.25
San Leandro, CA
$37,075
$17.82
Round Rock, TX
$35,937
$17.28

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Average Barber Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $33,500
    $16.12
    +8.3%
    2020
    $30,800
    $14.79
    -0.4%
    2019
    $30,900
    $14.85
    +3.5%
    2018
    $29,800
    $14.33
    -2.3%
    2017
    $30,500
    $14.65
    +1.6%

    How Much Do Barbers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a barber can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for barbers tend to be found in technology, professional, and hospitality companies. In fact, barbers can make a yearly salary of $38,775 while working for technology companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Barber SalaryBarber Salary Range
    1
    Technology
    $38,775
    $28k
    $43k
    2
    Professional
    $36,323
    $28k
    $43k
    3
    Hospitality
    $35,637
    $28k
    $43k
    4
    Retail
    $35,465
    $28k
    $43k
    5
    Government
    $35,207
    $28k
    $43k
    6
    Health Care
    $31,288
    $28k
    $43k

    High Paying Barber Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Licensed Cosmetologist

    Avg. salary: $32,600

    A Licensed Cosmetologist provides various services, such as hairstyling, skincare, nail treatments, and makeup. They are responsible for complying with health and safety standards.
    64,053 Licensed Cosmetologist Jobs
    Cosmetologist

    Avg. salary: $31,431

    A cosmetologist specializes in offering various services ranging from haircuts, makeup, skin and hair treatments, manicures, pedicures, and even shaving beards. They must have extensive knowledge and experience on the subject, plus keep up with current trends. Although most clients relay their preferred styling, a cosmetologist may also provide options and suggestions according to a client's hair condition or facial structure. Furthermore, a cosmetologist must have a strong client base, which is why one must build rapport and prioritize customer satisfaction.
    40,334 Cosmetologist Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Barbers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a barber, working for Salon Services or Great Clips might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Geo Group and Life Care Centers of America report highly competitive wages for barbers.
    Company

    Recently Added Barber Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Sport Clips-Tx328
    Barber
    Barber
    San Antonio, TX
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Fl223
    Barber
    Barber
    Ormond Beach, FL
    08/31/2021
    $41,740
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Stylist-Ny505
    Stylist/Barber
    Stylist/Barber
    Fine, NY
    08/31/2021
    $45,914
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Stylist-Va209
    Barber
    Barber
    Enon, VA
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Ok211
    Barber
    Barber
    Mustang, OK
    08/31/2021
    $50,000
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Or104
    Stylist/Barber
    Stylist/Barber
    Ione, OR
    08/31/2021
    $40,000
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Or103
    Stylist/Barber
    Stylist/Barber
    Beaverton, OR
    08/31/2021
    $40,000
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Tn104
    Stylist/Barber
    Stylist/Barber
    Toone, TN
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Ca521
    Stylist/Barber
    Stylist/Barber
    Ione, CA
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Sport Clips-Nj105
    Barber
    Barber
    Downe, NJ
    08/31/2021
    $37,566
    08/31/2021

    Average Barber Salary by Demographic

    Barber Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $35,761
    female-income
    Female Income
    $33,778
    Median Barber Income by Race
    Asian barbers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown barbers have the lowest average salary at $33,197.
    $37,000
    $36,000
    $35,000
    $34,000
    $33,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$33,197
    White$35,601
    Black or African American$33,225
    Asian$36,081
    Hispanic or Latino$35,743
    Average Barber Salary by Education Level
    Barbers with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $35,761 annually. With a Associate degree, barbers earn a median annual income of $35,108 compared to $34,669 for barbers with an Bachelors degree.
    $37,000
    $36,000
    $35,000
    $34,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$35,761
    Bachelor's Degree$34,669
    Some College/ Associate Degree$35,108