Bar Manager Salary

The average pay for a Bar Manager is $31,313 per year. 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 20 years in this field.

$16,134 - $48,607
(Median)
$16K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,312
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$5.87 - $15.05
(Median)
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$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,134 - $48,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,063  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,250  
Commission
$500 - $8,000  
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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$18,186 - $47,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 992
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$5.87 - $15.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.23 - $12.14  
Overtime
$7.09 - $22.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,063  
   
Commission
$500 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,250  
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).
)
$18,186 - $47,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 566

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Job Description for Bar Manager

Bar managers are responsible for ensuring that all aspects of a bar operate smoothly. Their work settings range from standalone bars to restaurants to larger venues such as hotels and stadiums. They perform a mixture of physical and analytical tasks as they accomplish their job responsibilities. Work tasks are typically divided into two distinct areas: personnel management and financial management. Because of the variety of skills required of a successful bar manager, a college degree focusing on food service or restaurant management is often required. Extensive familiarity with the food and beverage industry through appropriate prior work experience is also commonly needed.

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Bar Manager Tasks

  • Review and manage inventory and finances.
  • Interview, hire, and train staff.
  • Supervise daily bar operations and special event planning.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bar Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Bar Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 70%