Hairstylists and barbers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6341  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Hairstylists and barbers cut and style hair and perform related services. They are employed in hairstyling or hairdressing salons, barber shops, vocational schools, health care establishments and theatre, film and television establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Barber
  • Barber Apprentice
  • Beauty Salon Operator
  • Hair Colour Technician
  • Hair Dyer
  • Hair-care Specialist
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdresser Apprentice
  • Hairstyling Specialist
  • Hairstylist
  • Hairstylist Apprentice
  • Men's Hairdresser
  • Wig Stylist
  • Barber
  • Barber Apprentice
  • Hair Colour Technician
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdresser Apprentice
  • Hairstylist
  • Hairstylist Apprentice
  • Wig Stylist
  • Hair Stylists
  • Hair Stylist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for hairstylists and barbers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $11,596
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $16,130
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $18,966
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $17,156
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $10,351
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $12,898
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $17,422
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for hairstylists and barbers.

Gender Median Income
Male $17,422
Female $19,315
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (27 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for hairstylists and barbers.

$10,400.00
Lowest Observed
$52,650.00
Highest Observed
$29,250.00
25th Percentile
$32,294.93
Average
$33,150.00
Median
$39,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for hairstylists and barbers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 570
25 to 34 years 940
35 to 44 years 1,000
45 to 54 years 1,095
55 to 64 years 620
65 to 74 years 230
75 years and over 40
Total 4,490
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for hairstylists and barbers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,185
Part Time 2,025
Total 4,210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for hairstylists and barbers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 910
Female 3,575
Total 4,490
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for hairstylists and barbers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 3,055
Self Employed 1,435
Total 4,490
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for hairstylists and barbers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 4,305
Unemployed 185
Total 4,490
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for hairstylists and barbers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 230
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 455
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,035
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,130
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 75
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 280
Total 4,210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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