$26,752
Avg. Salary
$7.91
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,100

Bonus

$15,780

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bartender is $7.91 per hour.

The average pay for a Bartender is $26,752 per year.

$3.32
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$7.91
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$12.97
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MEDIAN $7.91
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$27k
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$51k
90%
MEDIAN $26,752
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MEDIAN: $26,752
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$0$50K
Salary $9,175 - $50,928
Bonus $77.52 - $44,698
Profit Sharing $15,780
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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$12,350 - $45,210
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 280
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $3.32 - $12.97
Hourly Tips $1.92 - $18.62
Overtime $5.25 - $22.87
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $77.52 - $44,698
Profit Sharing $15,780
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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$12,350 - $45,210
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,105

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.

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Bartender Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bartender in Benwood:
Be honest have fun be nice and compasonate and stay true to your fellow employees stick together work with each other not against each other.

Bartender in Tacoma:
Focus on service first. All else will flow from that.

Bartender in Wheatland:
Make sure you are a "people " person, customer service requires handling each customer as the individual that they are!

Bartender in Ontario:
"Guest Love."
Have fun, enjoy your guests, make happy happen. Dont be hard on yourself if you Dont know a drink, that comes with time. Clean as you go, stay organized.

Bartender in Collinsville:
"The amount of lazy people in the industry."
Find a high volume place with good owners. Stay away from chain restaurants.

Bartender in Phoenix:
"Discover new people. Discover new beer."
Pros: Craft beer is great! It's exciting to learn about and it's even cooler that so many different walks of life can come together to enjoy such a great thing! I love to meet new people and learn what they like! It's fun to impress patrons by greeting them by name or remembering what they had when they stop in on future visits! It makes me feel as appreciated, as they are to me!
Cons: Lack of communication. Lack of preparation. Stress level. Management.

Bartender in Asheville:
"It can get boring."
Pros: I can pick my schedule and enjoy interacting with people.
Cons: Tired of dealing with drunk people.

Key Stats for Bartender

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 83%