Bar Tender Salary

The average rate for a Bar Tender is $7.74 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$3.89 - $12.04
(Median)
$3
$7
$12
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$3.89 - $12.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.51 - $18.52  
Overtime
$7.00 - $15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$12,100 - $41,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Bar Tender

Bar tenders play a key role in the operation of any tavern, pub, or restaurant which offers alcoholic beverages by executing these orders for guests and making beverages for servers who deliver them to guests. Bar tending is a position which incorporates aspects of customer service and an ability to think and work quickly in what can be a high-stress environment.

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Bar Tender Tasks

  • Follow recipes to make cost-efficient, accurate, and consistent drinks for all customers.
  • Track inventory, memorize beer, wine and spirit menu, and be aware of all prices.
  • Keep a clean workstation that adheres to all applicable liquor laws and health codes relating to the service of food and drink.
  • Provide beer, wine, liquor and related bar service to guests.
  • Collect customer payment, provide receipts, and keep an accurate till through a shift.

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Experience Affects Bar Tender Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 79%
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