4.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.41 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 62% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Barbers' job openings is expected to rise 8.3% by 2031
'Barbers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Barbers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Barbers' was $29,970, or $14.41 hourly
'Barbers' are paid 34.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as barbers?

As of 2021 there were 12,910 people employed as Barbers within the United States.
This represents around 0.009% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as Barbers.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 39-5011.00


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Jake says
I’ll be surprised if it can even do a skin fade
Jun 06, 2021 at 08:30 PM
oooooo (Small chance) says
Mostly unlikely. Robots do not have the Dexterity for such tasks yet and still far from that stage
Jan 10, 2021 at 03:29 PM
Bernard Everstein (No chance) says
not cost effective, high risk factor, artistic decisions, not a chance this job is leaving human hands
Oct 20, 2020 at 09:08 PM
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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