Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 39-5011 Barbers
Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments. Cut and trim hair according to clients' instructions or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors. Drape and pin protective cloths around customers' shoulders. Question patrons regarding desired services and haircut styles. Clean work stations and sweep floors. Record services provided on cashiers' tickets or receive payment from customers. Order supplies. Shape and trim beards and moustaches, using scissors. Stay informed of the latest styles and hair care techniques. Suggest treatments to alleviate hair problems. Shampoo hair.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $11.27   Entry $23,432.00
Mean $19.32   Mean $40,179.00
Experience $23.34 Experience $48,553.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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