Bar Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Bar Manager is $30,723 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.
Bar Manager Total Pay (?
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$16,207 - $48,305
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MEDIAN: $30,722
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Bar Manager Total Pay (?
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$5.39 - $15.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,207 - $48,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,033  
Profit Sharing
$10.07 - $13,906  
Commission
$972 - $9,916  
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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$17,771 - $47,095  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,625
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$5.39 - $15.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25 - $12.18  
Overtime
$7.13 - $22.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,033  
   
Commission
$972 - $9,916  
Profit Sharing
$10.07 - $13,906  
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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$17,771 - $47,095  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,625
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 41%
Las Vegas
up arrow 39%
Los Angeles
up arrow 36%
Houston
up arrow 33%
San Francisco
up arrow 26%
Dallas
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
San Diego
up arrow 11%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Austin
up arrow 3%
Portland
up arrow 2%
Orlando
up arrow 2%
Chicago
0%
National Average
$30,000
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
Milwaukee
up arrow 21%
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Experience Affects Bar Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$30,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 70%
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