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Considering a career as a Barber in California?

21.3% Jobs Projection
$25,660 Median Salary
570 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Barbers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Barbers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Barbers in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Barbers Work in California?

1,570 people worked as Barbers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,480 Barbers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 420 Barbers working in it, which means California has more Barbers than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Barbers in this state are growing at a rate of 21.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 570 annual job openings, and a total of 5,700 jobs for California Barbers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,200 annual jobs and 64,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Barbers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Barbers ranged from $22,770 to $45,420 with $25,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.95 to $21.83. The median hourly rate was $12.34.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.16 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.82.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top States for Barbers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Barbers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 3,790 $28,820
California 1,570 $25,660
Pennsylvania 1,230 $24,780
North Carolina 990 $30,330
Florida 970 $19,490
Colorado 720 $30,110
Massachusetts 540 $39,160
Georgia 420 $24,360
Minnesota 390 $32,050
Missouri 380 $22,850
Maryland 360 $53,780
Kentucky 300 $36,150
Louisiana 260 $30,200
Alabama 170 $34,260
Connecticut 50 $27,040

Below are the states where Barbers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $54,180
Maryland $53,780
Illinois $43,220
Massachusetts $39,160
District of Columbia $38,310
Virginia $37,090
Ohio $36,560
Kentucky $36,150
Iowa $34,580
Alabama $34,260

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