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19.9% Jobs Projection
$28,820 Median Salary
1,340 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Barbers Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 3,790 Barbers working in the state.

There were 3,380 Barbers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Barbers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.5%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,340 annual job openings, and 13,490 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Barbers ranged from $19,570 to $49,370 with $28,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.41 to $23.73. The median hourly rate was $13.86.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $13.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.33.

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


Top Texas Metros for Barbers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Barbers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,600 $26,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 970 $28,410
Lubbock, TX 90 $41,280

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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