C$10.89
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Bartender earns an average wage of C$10.85 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$12,053 - C$35,506
C$12K
C$24K
C$36K
MEDIAN: C$24,073
10%
50%
90%
C$9.22 - C$14.79
C$9
C$11
C$15
MEDIAN: C$10.89
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$45K
Salary C$12,053 - C$35,506
Bonus C$1,150
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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C$20,439 - C$45,524
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data C$0C$16
Hourly Rate C$9.22 - C$14.79
Hourly Tips C$1.24 - C$16.60
Overtime C$14.66
Annual Data C$0C$45K
Bonus C$1,150
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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C$20,439 - C$45,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 241

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 2018 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 Pay By Employer

$0$60K

$18,249

$25,800

$11,147

$4,515

$11,388

Holiday Inn
8 profiles
$16,610

$15,080

T.G.I. Friday's
7 profiles
$8,320

$6,633

Moose Lodge
6 profiles
$15,600

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 C$28,000 based on 78 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 C$29,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Bartender which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$28,000 based on 31 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 C$35,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$29,557

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

Key Stats for Bartender

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Bartender Salaries

▲20%

National Average
C$30,000

▼1%

▼4%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 83%