The average hourly pay for a Bartender in Australia is AU$21.53.
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What Do Bartenders Do?
Bartenders are expected to be guest-oriented and to provide friendly, attentive and quality service to the patrons of the establishment in which they work. Bartenders generally have good people skills the ability to multitask and prioritize. They can work in many different kinds of locations, from bars and nightclubs to hotels and restaurants to private events such as weddings. Wherever they work, bartenders take orders from guests or the waitstaff, prepare and serve the drinks. The drinks they…Read more
- 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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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
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