What is the average salary for a Bartender?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Bartender is $21,770. Salaries start from $16,400 and go up to $32,780. Please note that the average salary for a Bartender may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Bartenders in United States earn:

$32,780
Senior

The top 25% of Bartenders in United States earn:

$23,040
Experienced

The middle 50% of Bartenders in United States earn:

$18,920
Junior

The bottom 25% of Bartenders in United States earn:

$17,480
Starting

The bottom 10% of Bartenders in United States earn:

$16,400

Historical salary

Bartender salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Bartender Salary in Hawaii 33,710 1
Bartender Salary in Vermont 29,200 2
Bartender Salary in Virginia 27,690 3
Bartender Salary in Washington 27,000 4
Bartender Salary in Massachusetts 25,700 5
Bartender Salary in Nevada 25,690 6
Bartender Salary in District of Columbia 25,330 7
Bartender Salary in Colorado 25,050 8
Bartender Salary in Alaska 24,820 9
Bartender Salary in New Jersey 23,750 10
Bartender Salary in California 23,510 11
Bartender Salary in Florida 22,990 12
Bartender Salary in New York 22,650 13
Bartender Salary in Utah 22,480 14
Bartender Salary in Rhode Island 22,240 15
Bartender Salary in Virgin Islands 22,130 16
Bartender Salary in United States 21,770 17
Bartender Salary in Maine 21,750 18
Bartender Salary in New Mexico 21,450 19
Bartender Salary in Maryland 21,370 20
Bartender Salary in Connecticut 21,350 21
Bartender Salary in Oregon 21,200 22
Bartender Salary in Texas 21,150 23
Bartender Salary in Illinois 20,980 24
Bartender Salary in Alabama 20,970 25
Bartender Salary in North Carolina 20,810 26
Bartender Salary in Pennsylvania 20,770 27
Bartender Salary in Delaware 20,720 28
Bartender Salary in Arizona 20,700 29
Bartender Salary in Georgia 20,180 30
Bartender Salary in Michigan 20,050 31
Bartender Salary in South Carolina 20,020 32
Bartender Salary in Missouri 20,010 33
Bartender Salary in Indiana 19,950 34
Bartender Salary in New Hampshire 19,860 35
Bartender Salary in Ohio 19,460 36
Bartender Salary in Wisconsin 19,310 37
Bartender Salary in Idaho 19,230 38
Bartender Salary in Oklahoma 19,170 39
Bartender Salary in Kentucky 19,160 40
Bartender Salary in North Dakota 19,160 41
Bartender Salary in Minnesota 19,150 42
Bartender Salary in Tennessee 19,130 43
Bartender Salary in Montana 19,070 44
Bartender Salary in Louisiana 18,950 45
Bartender Salary in Wyoming 18,890 46
Bartender Salary in South Dakota 18,830 47
Bartender Salary in Mississippi 18,670 48
Bartender Salary in West Virginia 18,650 49
Bartender Salary in Iowa 18,550 50
Bartender Salary in Kansas 18,500 51
Bartender Salary in Nebraska 18,070 52
Bartender Salary in Arkansas 17,850 53
Bartender Salary in Puerto Rico 17,420 54
Bartender Salary in Guam 16,860 55

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics