The average rate for a Bar Attendant is AU$20.49 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$31,562 - AU$50,876
AU$32K
AU$44K
AU$51K
MEDIAN: AU$43,755
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.71 - AU$24.54
AU$17
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.46
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$51K
Salary AU$31,562 - AU$50,876
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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AU$34,849 - AU$51,660
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$16.71 - AU$24.54
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$2.40
Overtime AU$0.50 - AU$40.98
Annual Data AU$0AU$51K
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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AU$34,849 - AU$51,660
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 410

Job Description for Bar Attendant

Bar attendants mix and serve alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic drinks to patrons of an establishment. These professionals must know how to prepare the drinks offered by their institution; if alcoholic drinks are offered, attendants must know how to pour from a tap and mix a variety of cocktails. Bar attendants may also perform the duties of a barista in a coffee shop; in this case, the attendant must know how to mix coffee drinks and work with common industrial coffee machines.

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Bar Attendant Tasks

  • Provide beer, wine, liquor and related bar service to guests.
  • Collect customer payment, provide receipts, and keep an accurate till through a shift.
  • Keep a clean workstation that adheres to all applicable liquor laws and health codes relating to the service of food and drink.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bar Attendant

Pay by Experience for a Bar Attendant has a positive trend. An entry-level Bar Attendant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 328 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bar Attendant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Bar Attendant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 52 salaries. A Bar Attendant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,919

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Bar Attendant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bar Attendant?

Bar Attendant in Sydney:
"Good timing."
Pros: Good time. Good people.
Cons: Bad payment rate. Bad management.

Key Stats for Bar Attendant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Bar Attendant Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 1%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 99%