$22,382
Avg. Salary
$7.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Bartender in Portland, Maine is $7.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Bartender in Portland, Maine is $22,382 per year.

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MEDIAN $22,382
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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 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.

About Portland, Maine

Cumberland County, Maine
66,872
Male:
31,480 (47.1%)
Female:
35,392 (52.9%)
Portland is the largest city in the US state of Maine. Portland had a population of 66,881 in 2010. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population. The Old Port district is frequented by tourists, while Portland Head Light is also a destination. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which is a reference to the recoveries from four devastating fires. Portland was named for the English Isle of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon was in turn named after Portland, Maine. Native Americans originally called the Portland peninsula Machigonne ("Great Neck"). Portland, Maine was named for the English Isle of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon was in turn named for Portland, Maine. The first European settler was Capt. Christopher Levett, an English naval captain granted 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) in 1623 to found a...
Portland:
$52,139
Maine:
$51,494
$1,000
Portland:
$267,100
Maine:
$180,300
3.2%

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Key Stats for Bartender

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%