Average Bar Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Bar Manager is $38,011.
MEDIAN $38,011
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$22k - $56k
$391 - $8k
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$99 - $15k
$1k - $31k
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$20k - $52k

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Job Description for Bar Manager

Bar Manager Tasks
  • Supervise daily bar operations and special event planning.
  • Interview, hire, and train staff.
  • Review and manage inventory and finances.
The top respondents for the job title Bar Manager are from the companies The American Legion, T.G.I. Friday's and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Smokey Bones where the average pay is $50,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include T.G.I. Friday's and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., earning around $48,735 and $47,166, respectively. Elks Lodge pays the lowest at around $23,000. Fraternal Order of Eagles and The American Legion also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24,661 and $30,149, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bar Manager

An entry-level Bar Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,183 based on 181 salaries. An early career Bar Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,279 based on 753 salaries. A mid-career Bar Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,615 based on 684 salaries. An experienced Bar Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,154 based on 672 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38,538.
Employees with Bar Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (27.7% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (14.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (7.7% less).

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