The average hourly pay for a Bartender in San Francisco, California is $14.89.
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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…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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Pay by Experience Level for Bartender
An early career Bartender with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.70 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Bartender with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.74 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Bartender with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.39 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
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