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Bartender salary in United States

How much does a Bartender make in the United States?

Average base salary

$16.05
Tips
$160per day
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a bartender is $16.05 per hour in the United States and $160 tips per day.47.9k salaries reported, updated at August 4, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Bartenders in United States

  1. Barcelona Wine Bar
    3.7star
    127 reviews25 salaries reported
    $25.98per hour
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Highest paying cities for Bartenders in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $18.60 per hour
    752 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $17.61 per hour
    336 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $17.42 per hour
    471 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $17.11 per hour
    582 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $16.88 per hour
    329 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $16.64 per hour
    496 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $15.93 per hour
    294 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $15.62 per hour
    161 salaries reported
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Where can a Bartender earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Bartenders

Top skills
Inventory Control
+60.50%salary
Top licenses
MAST Permit
+18.21%salary
Top certifications
TIPS
+10.79%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Bartenders

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Server

90,102 job openings

Average $15.87 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Bartender

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