Hairstylists and barbers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6341  ·  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
  • Apprentice Stylist

Requried Skills for Hairstylists and barbers

  • Cleanliness
  • Coloring
  • Creativity
  • Customer Service
  • Cutters
  • Gmail
  • Hair Care
  • Hardworking

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 N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $9,038
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $11,939
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $12,641
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $11,643
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 $12,239
Female $16,285
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 (8 samples)

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

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$41,000.00
Highest Observed
$37,000.00
25th Percentile
$37,662.50
Average
$38,500.00
Median
$40,000.00
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 135
25 to 34 years 315
35 to 44 years 295
45 to 54 years 290
55 to 64 years 220
65 to 74 years 50
75 years and over 0
Total 1,315
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 715
Part Time 535
Total 1,250
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 170
Female 1,085
Total 1,250
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 620
Self Employed 695
Total 1,315
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 1,260
Unemployed 55
Total 1,315
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 35
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 65
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 610
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 485
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 40
Total 1,250
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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Required Skills for Hairstylists and barbers

  • Cleanliness
  • Coloring
  • Creativity
  • Customer Service
  • Cutters
  • Gmail
  • Hair Care
  • Hardworking

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