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2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Bartenders Salary

Salary

$23.7K

Growth

8%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

What Do Bartenders Do?

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Also known as:

Bar Supervisor, Bartender, Mixologist, Bar Manager, Bar Captain, Banquet Bartender

How Much Do Bartenders Make ? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $17,780 $19,390 $23,680 $31,390 $46,140
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.32 $11.39 $15.09 $22.18

How Much Do Bartenders Make ? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$17,780
$19,390
$23,680
$31,390
$46,140
Hourly Wage
$8.55
$9.32
$11.39
$15.09
$22.18

What Tasks Do Bartenders Perform? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
  • Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar.
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
  • Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar.
  • Supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders.
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.
  • Order or requisition liquors and supplies.
  • Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Ask customers who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them.
  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.
  • Plan bar menus.
  • Create drink recipes.
  • Prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.

What Activities Do Bartenders Do? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

  • Clean tableware.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Balance receipts.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Clean food service areas.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
  • Take customer orders.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Manage food service operations or parts of operations.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
  • Coordinate activities of food service staff.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Mix ingredients.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Arrange tables or dining areas.
  • Plan menu options.
  • Create new recipes or food presentations.
  • Cook foods.

Typical Bartenders Knowledge? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

What Are Typical Bartenders Abilities? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

  • Oral Expression - Communicating by speaking.
  • Oral Comprehension - Listening and understanding what people say.

What Are Typical Bartenders Skills? 2020 Salary Guide

  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Service Orientation - Looking for ways to help people.

What Are Typical Bartenders Interests? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

  • Conventional - Occupations related to Conventional interests frequently involve following set procedures and routines. They include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Enterprising - Occupations with Enterprising interests frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. Many involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic - Occupations with Realistic interests frequently involve practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

What Is The Projected Employment For Bartenders ? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Location 2018 Employment 2028 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 644,100 696,300 8% 123,100

What Is The Projected Employment For Bartenders ? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Location
2018 Employment
2028 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
644,100
696,300
8%
123,100

What Is The Required Bartenders Education & Experience? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

  • No formal educational credential
  • No work experience
  • Less than 1 month on-the-job training

Where Can I Find Bartenders Training In ? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Central New Mexico Community College Bartending/Bartender Albuquerque, NM At least one but less than two years: 1
Crescent City Bartending School Bartending/Bartender New Orleans, LA Less than one year: 90
Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc Bartending/Bartender Guaynabo, PR Less than one year: 201
IVAEM College Bartending/Bartender Caguas, PR Less than one year: 11

Where Can I Find Bartenders Training In ? 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Bartending/Bartender
Albuquerque, NM
At least one but less than two years: 1
Bartending/Bartender
New Orleans, LA
Less than one year: 90
Bartending/Bartender
Guaynabo, PR
Less than one year: 201
Bartending/Bartender
Caguas, PR
Less than one year: 11

Bartenders Job Openings. 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Bartender Big Sky Resort Big Sky, Montana 08/04/2020 No
Bartender People Ready White Plains, New York 08/04/2020 No
BARTENDER Georgia Employer Savannah, Georgia 08/04/2020 No
Bartender - Pacific Hideaway IHG Huntington Beach, California 08/04/2020 Yes
Bartender- Wahlburgers at Hy-Vee - Part Time Hy-Vee Food Stores Peoria, Illinois 08/04/2020 No
Bartender/Server WorkSource Oregon Baker City, Oregon 08/04/2020 No
BARTENDER-LOUNGE Sycuan El Cajon, California 08/04/2020 No
Concierge Lounge Attendant - 2nd Shift - JOB FAIR ON 8.6.2020 Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. Black Hawk, Colorado 08/04/2020 No
SERVER-LOUNGE Sycuan El Cajon, California 08/04/2020 No

Bartenders Job Openings. 2020 Bartenders Salary Guide

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, Montana
08/04/2020
No
People Ready
White Plains, New York
08/04/2020
No
Georgia Employer
Savannah, Georgia
08/04/2020
No
IHG
Huntington Beach, California
08/04/2020
Yes
Hy-Vee Food Stores
Peoria, Illinois
08/04/2020
No
WorkSource Oregon
Baker City, Oregon
08/04/2020
No
Sycuan
El Cajon, California
08/04/2020
No
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.
Black Hawk, Colorado
08/04/2020
No
Sycuan
El Cajon, California
08/04/2020
No

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