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How much does a Bartender make in the United States?

Average base salary
18.5k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a bartender is $11.51 per hour in the United States and $150 tips per day.
Additional compensation
per day
Most common benefits
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Food provided
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Most common benefits for Bartenders

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Food provided
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid sick time
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Salary satisfaction

Based on 53,877 ratings

52% of Bartenders in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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