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Average Bartender Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$21.53
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AU$100
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The average hourly pay for a Bartender in Australia is AU$21.53.
10%
A$17.21
MEDIAN
A$21.53
90%
A$25.85
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Hourly Rate
AU$17 - AU$26
Bonus
AU$25 - AU$2,757
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AU$35,894 - AU$54,474
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What Do Bartenders Do?

Bartender Tasks
  • Make and serve drinks to guests and cocktail servers.
  • Complete all side work.
  • Ring guest checks, collect cash and process credits.
  • Complete liquor requisitions and supply lists.
  • Perform all guest contact activities in a cordial, efficient and professional manner.

Popular Employer Salaries for Bartender

AU$22

Career Paths

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Bartender
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Bartenders?

An entry-level Bartender with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.29 based on 107 salaries. An early career Bartender with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.65 based on 471 salaries. A mid-career Bartender with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.31 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Bartender with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.12 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Employees with Bartender in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 5.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (1.2% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Townsville, Queensland (12.6% less), Adelaide, South Australia (2.5% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 768 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.9%
Early Career
61.3%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
6.5%
Late Career
0.7%