Will "Barbers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers may be able to take some comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 35% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 80% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $14.49 hourly

Most likely
Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 443 out of 707

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

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

SOC Code: 39-5011

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Robotslayer says
That's nonsense. Robots cannot have the same attention to detail and dexterity humans have. Maybe in 100 years.
Sep 24, 2020 at 05:32 PM
Mart (No chance) says
Robots will highly likely never have the same attention to detail, technique, resourcefulness or dexterity to do a skin fade!
May 12, 2020 at 08:29 PM
ben Franklin (Small chance) says
we will probably not be that advanced yet in society
Sep 09, 2019 at 05:14 PM
Chazzadog420 says
This is reassuring thanks
Jun 12, 2019 at 05:06 AM

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