Bartender Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$22,000
$16,000
Min 10%
$22,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Comcast
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a bartender make?
The national average salary for a Bartender in the U.S. is $22,551 annually or $10.84 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $30,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $16,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Bartenders are Hospitality companies and Finance companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Bartender salaries are Alaska, Oregon, Washington, New York, and New Jersey. Most Bartenders spend 2.8 years in the position.
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Average Bartender Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Bartender in the United States is $22,551 per year or $10.84 per hour. Working in New York, NY as a Bartender will pay you the highest wages at around $30,501 per year. The average starting salary in New York, NY for Bartenders is $19,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Bartender salaries are Alaska, Oregon, Washington, New York, and New Jersey. Indiana, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, and Kentucky have the lowest reported salaries for Bartenders.

Map of Bartender Salaries

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

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Average Bartender Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Bartender makes. Hospitality companies and Finance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Comcast or Missouri State University will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Hy-Vee and Regal Cinemas also report very competitive wages for Bartenders.

Bartender Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Bartender Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Bartender can range from $20,577 to $24,206 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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Location
Date Added
Salary
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