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How Much Does a Bartender Earn In The United States?

Bartender Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$22,000
$15,000
$22,000
$30,000
Bartenders in the United States make an average salary of $22,109 per year or $10.63 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $15,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $30,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, California, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon provide the highest bartender salaries.
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Where Bartenders Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where bartenders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Bartenders Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a bartender is roughly $22,109 per year, which boils down to $10.63 per hour. Interestingly enough, bartenders have the highest salaries in New York, NY at about $28,667 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $18,000. Additionally, bartenders make more than the average salary in Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, San Antonio, TX, Saint Paul, MN, and Phoenix, AZ. On a more broad level, bartender salaries are highest in New York, California, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. On the contrary, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Mississippi offer the lowest bartender salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary
New York, NY
Salary Range22k - 36k$29k$28,667
Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range23k - 31k$27k$27,345
Las Vegas, NV
Salary Range20k - 29k$25k$24,659
San Antonio, TX
Salary Range17k - 27k$22k$21,923
Saint Paul, MN
Salary Range18k - 24k$21k$20,997
Phoenix, AZ
Salary Range17k - 24k$21k$20,962
Miami, FL
Salary Range16k - 26k$21k$20,840
Washington, DC
Salary Range15k - 25k$20k$19,886
Indianapolis, IN
Salary Range15k - 23k$19k$18,870
Kansas City, MO
Salary Range15k - 22k$19k$18,549
$13k
$36k

High Paying Bartender Jobs

Which Companies Pay Bartenders The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Legend Holdings and TravelCenters of America as they offer the highest salaries for bartenders.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Legend Holdings
Salary Range24k - 32k$29k$28,533
TravelCenters of America
Salary Range25k - 29k$28k$27,789
Hy-Vee
Salary Range23k - 29k$26k$26,267
Harris Teeter
Salary Range23k - 29k$26k$26,189
St. Joe Company
Salary Range22k - 27k$25k$24,845
Gates
Salary Range22k - 27k$25k$24,805
Sage Hospitality
Salary Range22k - 26k$24k$24,409
John Knox Village
Salary Range22k - 25k$24k$24,276
Aimbridge Hospitality
Salary Range21k - 25k$23k$23,309
COLUMBIA COUNTRY CLUB
Salary Range20k - 25k$23k$23,192
$19k
$32k

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Bartender Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Bartender Salaries

    The salary for a bartender can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $15,131
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    $16,696
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    Denver, CO
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    01/28/2021
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    $24,522
    $24,522
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    Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Independence
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    Bartender
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    Blue Springs, MO
    Blue Springs, MO
    01/27/2021
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    $26,088
    $26,088
    01/27/2021
    Bartender
    Bartender
    Portland, ME
    Portland, ME
    01/26/2021
    01/26/2021
    $16,696
    $16,696
    01/26/2021
    Bartender
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    Westminster, CO
    Westminster, CO
    01/24/2021
    01/24/2021
    $19,409
    $19,409
    01/24/2021
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    Bartender (Tipped)
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    01/23/2021
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    $37,566
    $37,566
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