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Salary and Benefits

Bartender
$33K-$40K / yr. (est.)
$33K
$37,141 / year
$41K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Bartender

What does a Bartender do?

As Bartenders, we prepare and serve drinks to customers at the bar or by serving staff and ensure a safe and well-organized workplace. We respond to consumer requests on time and giving drink recommendations based on consumer preferences. Working as bartenders, some of us interact with customers to have a constructive and friendly guest experience, collect payments for drinks, and make the change as required. We plan and present the bar menu and follow food and beverage rules.

Core tasks:

  • greeting clients, read or listen to learn about their drinking tastes
  • plan drink manus and inform customers about the new one
  • maintain beverage and food safety standards and regulations
  • keep the working and dining area clean and healthy
  • responsible for handling transactions

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Bartender?
On average, people work 3 yrs or less in other positions prior to becoming a Bartender.
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NurseHouston, TX - 7 months ago
well, as a nurse, I can see how bartending might be appealing after a hectic and demanding career in healthcare. 🍹
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Personal TrainerDenver, CO - 7 months ago
I guess personal trainers have enough knowledge about health and fitness to mix up a mean cocktail after all!
How Long Do Bartender Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Bartenders works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Construction WorkerHouston, TX - 7 months ago
Damn, Bartenders have it easy, switching jobs every few years. I wish I had that luxury! 😤
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JournalistMiami, FL - 7 months ago
📰 Bartenders, have you encountered any interesting stories or eccentric characters behind the bar? I'm all ears!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Bartender Employees?
Frequent job changes in Bartender, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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NurseHouston, TX - 7 months ago
I understand that things change in the service industry, but bartending or nursing, dedication and loyalty to a single workplace are crucial for patient and customer care. 😷
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LawyerSeattle, WA - 7 months ago
Hmm, as a lawyer, I have mixed feelings about frequent job changes. It shows adaptability, but could also indicate instability or lack of commitment. 🧐

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Bartender's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Bartender typically studied at.
Arizona State University-Tempe
Penn State University

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Bartender Employees?
Gender ratio in Bartender position: 0.509465071211049 Male and 0.490534928788951 Female. Age ratio in Bartender position: 16-20: 39%, 21-30: 55%, 31-40: 5%, 41-50: 1%, 51-60: 0%, 60+: 0%. Bartender position is predominantly male (50.9%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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BartenderMiami, FL - 7 months ago
This data doesn't align with my experience at all. I've seen plenty of older bartenders in Miami. 🧐
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BartenderSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
I'm a 21-year-old male bartender myself, and trust me, it's a diverse age range! 🍻

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Bartender?
Top employers of Bartender position: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chilis. People who work in Bartender position most typically go on to work for the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar.
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BartenderChicago, IL - 8 months ago
Working at Applebee's after being a bartender? It's like taking a step backward!
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BartenderSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
Why would anyone choose to work for Applebee's after they've had the experience of being a bartender? No thanks!
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chilis
What Industries Does Bartender Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Bartender: Food Service, Accommodation, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Retail, Administrative & Support. Bartender employees most likely come from a Food Service industry background.
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BartenderMiami, FL - 7 months ago
Haha, I love how us bartenders become instant celebrities at parties! Everyone always wants to be our best friend!
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BartenderNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
I don't understand why bartenders think they're so special. It's just a glorified drink mixer job!

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Discussion about Bartender

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What kind of experience is needed to work as a Bartender?
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3 months ago
I have done the American Bartender School in Manhattan but , the problem is that no one want to train nobody . Who is hiring is asking for experience so I’m wondering where I would get any experience if there’s not the possibility to do so 🤷‍♀️
Do a lot of women work as a Bartender?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The women/men ratio is well balanced.
What is the typical age to work as a Bartender?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The average age is 23
Is a Bartender considered to be a senior profession?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
1.5 years of experience is needed on average for a Bartender.
Which industries have a lot of people working in Bartender roles?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Food Services is typical for a Bartender to work in.
Do I need a degree to work as a Bartender?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
As a Bartender you’ll probably need No higher education
Which company employs the most people in the Bartender role?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
If you are a Bartender you should definitely apply for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chilis, Outback Steakhouse and T.G.I. Friday's
How many years of experience as a Bartender is needed in average to switch to another position?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
You should work for 4 years before considering changing to another role.
How likely is it for people working as a Bartender to switch companies still working as a Bartender?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A Bartender is likely to work for multiple companies as a Bartender.
What work history do people usually have before becoming a Bartender?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Bartender are Server, BAR Manager or Sales Associate
If I’m working as a Bartender, what next position could I have?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Changing from a Bartender to Server, BAR Manager or Customer Service Representative is a typical career path.
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