How much does a Bartender make in the United States?

29.4k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
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The average salary for a bartender is $13.05 per hour in the United States and $150 tips per day.

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Most common benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
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Most common benefits for Bartenders

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Food provided
  • Gym membership
  • Employee assistance program
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Salary satisfaction

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

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