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Want to work in Pennsylvania as a Barber? Read this first!

8.5% Jobs Projection
$24,780 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Barbers Work in Pennsylvania?

1,230 people worked as Barbers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,380 Barbers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Barbers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.5%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 280 annual job openings, and 2,950 total jobs in 2026 for Barbers in this state.

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

What do Barbers Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Barbers ranged from $17,390 to $39,640 with $24,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.36 to $19.06. The median hourly rate was $11.91.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.39.

The median salary in Pennsylvania 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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