A Bar Tender earns an average wage of $9.57 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$7,273 - $60,820
(Median)
$7K
$22K
$61K
MEDIAN: $21,600
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$4.41 - $12.72
(Median)
$4
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$7,273 - $60,820  
   
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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$16,131 - $49,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$4.41 - $12.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.41 - $26.71  
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$16,131 - $49,754  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 15%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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