Bar Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Bar Manager is $30,838 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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$16,107 - $48,239
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,837
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Bar Manager Total Pay (?
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$5.57 - $15.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,107 - $48,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,052  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,250  
Commission
$500 - $10,000  
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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$17,843 - $47,151  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$5.57 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25 - $12.44  
Overtime
$7.18 - $22.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,052  
   
Commission
$500 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $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).
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$17,843 - $47,151  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,589
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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

Las Vegas
up arrow 39%
New York
up arrow 35%
Houston
up arrow 35%
Los Angeles
up arrow 34%
San Jose
up arrow 34%
San Francisco
up arrow 28%
Seattle
up arrow 16%
San Diego
up arrow 13%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
Austin
up arrow 11%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
Portland
up arrow 1%
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
National Average
$30,000
Milwaukee
up arrow 24%
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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

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Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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