AU$43,648
Avg. Salary
AU$20.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$51.20

Bonus

AU$1,600

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bartender is AU$20.76 per hour.

The average pay for a Bartender is AU$43,648 per year.

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AU$16.53
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AU$20.76
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AU$25.04
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MEDIAN AU$20.76
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AU$24k
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AU$44k
50%
AU$56k
90%
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MEDIAN AU$43,648
AU$24,034 - AU$55,954
AU$24K
AU$44K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$43,648
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90%
AU$16.53 - AU$25.04
AU$17
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.76
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$24,034 - AU$55,954
Bonus AU$24.75 - AU$2,663
Profit Sharing AU$1,600
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$34,341 - AU$53,513
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$16.53 - AU$25.04
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$3.24
Overtime AU$1.99 - AU$34.24
Annual Data AU$0AU$53K
Bonus AU$24.75 - AU$2,663
Profit Sharing AU$1,600
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$34,341 - AU$53,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 693

Job Description for Bartender

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 serve can include everything from beers and wines to specialty mixed drinks, and can also include non-alcoholic drinks at times as well. Good bartenders should have a working knowledge of common cocktails and mixed drinks, and they should also know any specialty drinks that their establishment serves. In addition, successful bartenders make it a point to learn the faces and names of their regular guests; this increases customer satisfaction and often leads to better tips. In the cases where food or other refreshments are served, bartenders are usually expected to present menus, make recommendations and answer questions patrons may have about the menu. Bartenders will sometimes also deliver any food orders to guests seated in the bar area. Additionally bartenders are responsible for washing and sterilizing glassware and keeping the bar clean as well. They also maintain the glasses and bottles at the bar in an attractive and functional fashion that both is visually pleasing and still supports efficient drink preparation. Bartenders can also be required to open or close a bar depending on their shift. Generally speaking, bartenders usually must be 21 years old or more due to the nature of the job. Drinking is a late night activity so bartenders usually work nights into the morning, sometimes as late as 4:00 a.m. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

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.

Bartender Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Bartender

Pay by Experience for a Bartender has a positive trend. An entry-level Bartender with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 654 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bartender 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 177 salaries. An experienced Bartender which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 56 salaries. A Bartender with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

5%

5%

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-7%

-7%

National Average: AU$44,039

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

Bartender Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bartender?

Bartender in Melbourne:
"Good."
Pros: Meet good people fast paced but easy to catch on to much easier than washing dishes all day.
Cons: The stress of the job when it gets busy and heaps of orders come through.

Bartender in Wodonga:
"Really enjoyable, social and different everyday."
Pros: The social aspect as well as the fact that everyday it is different, new customers, drinks and challenges. The hours work well around university study as well. The management are great and accommodate me very well too.
Cons: Aggressive or rude customers, some late nights and slow, boring shifts when it is really quiet. But overall these are outweighed by the easy-going nature of the job.

Key Stats for Bartender

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Bartender Salaries

▲8%

▼0%

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National Average
AU$44,000

▼3%

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 91%