Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

39-5011 Barbers

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,140 9.0 % $13.67 $28,430 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.39 $9.35 $12.22 $16.48 $21.94
Annual Wage (2) $17,460 $19,450 $25,410 $34,280 $45,640


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 13,320 2.04 $13.57 $28,220
State Government (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $21.63 $45,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 13,320 2.04 $13.57 $28,220
State Government (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $21.63 $45,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $21.63 $45,000
Personal Care Services 13,320 2.04 $13.57 $28,220
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $13.36 $27,780


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,830 0.25 2.41 $13.79 $28,680
New York 1,720 0.20 1.87 $12.74 $26,490
California 1,340 0.09 0.84 $11.72 $24,370
Washington 550 0.19 1.83 $14.41 $29,960
Georgia 470 0.12 1.12 $12.82 $26,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,830 0.25 2.41 $13.79 $28,680
New York 1,720 0.20 1.87 $12.74 $26,490
Washington 550 0.19 1.83 $14.41 $29,960
Colorado 400 0.17 1.62 $16.42 $34,150
Kentucky 290 0.16 1.52 $13.63 $28,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $20.84 $43,340
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $20.15 $41,910
Louisiana 130 0.07 0.66 $17.73 $36,870
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $17.62 $36,650
Oklahoma 140 0.09 0.85 $17.08 $35,520





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.19 1.81 $12.93 $26,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.31 2.96 $12.63 $26,280
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 710 0.81 7.70 $14.43 $30,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 1.55 $10.22 $21,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 590 0.26 2.53 $13.68 $28,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 410 0.33 3.14 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.14 1.37 $12.27 $25,520




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 710 0.81 7.70 $14.43 $30,020
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 410 0.33 3.14 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.31 2.96 $12.63 $26,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 590 0.26 2.53 $13.68 $28,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.19 1.81 $12.93 $26,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 1.55 $10.22 $21,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.14 1.37 $12.27 $25,520




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,210
Wichita Falls, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,090
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 710 0.81 7.70 $14.43 $30,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.18 $29,480
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.09 $29,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 590 0.26 2.53 $13.68 $28,450
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $13.51 $28,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.19 1.81 $12.93 $26,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.31 2.96 $12.63 $26,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.14 1.37 $12.27 $25,520


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015