The average wage for an Entry-Level Bartender is $7.73 per hour.

$9,664 - $47,779
$10K
$26K
$48K
MEDIAN: $25,665
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$3.13 - $12.47
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$12
MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$9,664 - $47,779  
   
Profit Sharing
$780  
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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$13,957 - $42,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$3.13 - $12.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82 - $17.53  
Overtime
$4.79 - $22.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Profit Sharing
$780  
   
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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$13,957 - $42,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 580

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Bartender Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bartender in Collinsville:
"The amount of lazy people in the industry."
Find a high volume place with good owners. Stay away from chain restaurants.

Bartender in Casper:
"Pay attention with a smile."
Learn, learn and learn, there are so many drinks that are named a million different names and are the same. Ask if you don't know and always have a smile it goes a long way.

Key Stats for Bartender

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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