Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Bartender make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$41,483 / yrTotal Pay
$35,170 / yrBase Pay
$6,313 / yrAdditional Pay

$41,483

 / yr
$24K$71K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Bartender is $41,483 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,170 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $6,313 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Bartender

$41,483 /yr
Bartender
$46,951 /yr
Senior Bartender
$44,389 /yr
Lead Bartender
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Barista Salaries with median pay of $35,487, Lounge - Bartender Salaries with median pay of $43,172, Part Time Bartender Salaries with median pay of $40,152, Banquet Bartender Salaries with median pay of $45,025.

Top Paying Industries

For a Bartender in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Bartender in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $51,766, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $51,615, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $51,033, Insurance with a median total pay of $49,284, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $48,415.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$51,766

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$51,615

    15% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$51,033

    14% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$49,284

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$48,415

    10% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Bartender are Noble Energy, Shell, and Xcel Energy.

Noble EnergyNoble Energy$56,347/yr
ShellShell$56,081/yr
Xcel EnergyXcel Energy$51,824/yr
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 / yr

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 / yr

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 / mo

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 / yr

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 / mo

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What is the pay outlook for Retail & Food Services?

Job openings are high in retail and food services as more Americans spend money at stores and restaurants. While retail and food services wages are lower than the national average, wage growth is higher. Jobs in retail and food services generally require little formal education or training, making these jobs accessible to most job seekers.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Bartender

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$1,455

/hr

$15 | $1K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Bartender

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Bartender

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$432,006

/hr

$6 | $432K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Barback

United States of America

 | <1 year

$9

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Server/Bartender

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$75,012

/hr

$12 | $75K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Beer Goddess

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$11

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Bartender

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server/Bartender

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$14

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Server/Bartender

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$23,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Bartender pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Bartender is $35,170 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Bartender salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 18402 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Bartender employees.

The highest salary for a Bartender in United States is $59,367 per year.

The lowest salary for a Bartender in United States is $20,835 per year.

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