Salary for Barbers

Also known as:  Barber, Barber Apprentice, Master Barber

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Barbers perform aesthetic services such as hair cutting, shaving, trimming and shampooing upon request by clients. They make client appointments, schedule consultations, maintain a clean and sanitary work station and ensure customer satisfaction by following requests and cutting guidelines. Additionally, they must maintain a well-stocked inventory of hair supplies and products and diligently monitor when products need t o be ordered. They are innovative in their approach to learning new styles and cutting techniques and participate in conferences and seminars regarding these methods. They have an extensive working knowledge of equipment used to cut and maintain hair such as clippers, scissors, blow dryers and combs. An associate's degree or related vocational school degree is required for employment in this field, often alongside continuing education courses.

A Barber can get an average compensation between 16000 - 24000 based on experience and talent. Barbers will normally receive a wage of Twenty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Barbers can get the best compensation in Minnesota, which has average pay scales of just about $38780. Employees who work in this career receive the highest salary in Educational Services, where they can receive average pay of $33820.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.78 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Barbers tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,820
Educational Services $30,420
Other Services (except Public Administration) $27,750
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $27,750
Educational Services $30,420
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,820
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