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Bartender Salary

$27,336 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bartender is $27,336 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bartender is between $21,414 and $32,037. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Bartender. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Mixes and serves alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks to patrons, following standard recipes.
  • Prepares cocktails and other drinks, mixing ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters.
  • Serves wine and draft or bottled beer.
  • Receives money for drinks served or enters on patron check.
Bartender Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Bartenders

Job family population: 613,350

Estimated population of Bartender jobs: 167,273

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Bartender Job Listings for United States

Jun 15
Hunter, NY, USA
Jagerberg Beer Hall & Alpine Tavern
We're looking for a bartender to join our front of house team. This position will be 30 - 40 hours per week. Jagerberg is located directly across the road from the Hunter Mountain Ski area and is ...
Jun 14
Bowling Green, KY, USA
Real Equity Management
BARTENDER POSITION: As our Bartender, you will ensure that guests have a great experience by providing excellent customer service! You will assist our Bartender Manager with business development and ...
Jun 14
Wheeling, IL, USA
Boston Fish Market
Bartender Responsibilities : Preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for bar and patrons. Interacting with customers, taking orders. A good bartender will also possess a positive attitude ...
Jun 13
Franklin, United States
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Downtown Franklin
Position: Bartender * Location: 120 4th Avenue South | Franklin, TN | 37064 * Start Date: Immediate * Status: Full-time or Part-time | Non-Exempt Hourly | At-Will * Hours: Vary - Days, Evenings ...
Bartender / Lead Bartender
Jun 15
Seattle, United States
We are currently looking for a part time bartender for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights with option to pick up shifts. Looking for someone interested in possibly becoming the lead bartender or ...
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