A Bartender earns an average wage of AU$20.52 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

AU$24,000 - AU$55,861
AU$24K
AU$44K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$43,660
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50%
90%
AU$16.05 - AU$24.64
AU$16
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.58
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$24,000 - AU$55,861
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$33,666 - AU$53,241
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$16.05 - AU$24.64
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$3.26
Overtime AU$0.99 - AU$34.26
Annual Data AU$0AU$53K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$33,666 - AU$53,241
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 377

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Pay by Experience Level for Bartender

Pay by Experience for a Bartender has a positive trend. An entry-level Bartender with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 334 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bartender with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Bartender which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 24 salaries. A Bartender with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,687

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Bartender Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bartender?

Bartender in Melbourne:
"Good."
Pros: Meet good people fast paced but easy to catch on to much easier than washing dishes all day.
Cons: The stress of the job when it gets busy and heaps of orders come through.

Bartender in Wodonga:
"Really enjoyable, social and different everyday."
Pros: The social aspect as well as the fact that everyday it is different, new customers, drinks and challenges. The hours work well around university study as well. The management are great and accommodate me very well too.
Cons: Aggressive or rude customers, some late nights and slow, boring shifts when it is really quiet. But overall these are outweighed by the easy-going nature of the job.

Key Stats for Bartender

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Bartender Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲3%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼2%

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 91%
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