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What is the average salary for Bartenders in the United States?

Bartenders earn an average hourly wage of $10.88. Hourly wages typically start from $7.98 and go up to $16.79. Bartenders earn an average salary of $22,620 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,610 and go up to $34,920.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Bartenders in the United States earn:

$16.79 an hour $34,920 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Bartenders in the United States earn:

$11.55 an hour $24,020 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Bartenders in the United States earn:

$9.16 an hour $19,050 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Bartenders in the United States earn:

$8.48 an hour $17,630 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Bartenders in the United States earn:

$7.98 an hour $16,610 per year

Historical salary for Bartenders in the United States

Bartender salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Bartender Salary in Hawaii $17.45 $36,290 # 1
Bartender Salary in Virginia $14.52 $30,190 # 2
Bartender Salary in Washington $14.13 $29,390 # 3
Bartender Salary in Vermont $13.84 $28,780 # 4
Bartender Salary in District of Columbia $13.20 $27,460 # 5
Bartender Salary in Alaska $13.06 $27,170 # 6
Bartender Salary in Nevada $12.95 $26,930 # 7
Bartender Salary in Massachusetts $12.28 $25,530 # 8
Bartender Salary in Florida $12.20 $25,370 # 9
Bartender Salary in New Jersey $12.02 $25,000 # 10
Bartender Salary in California $11.89 $24,720 # 11
Bartender Salary in Colorado $11.59 $24,120 # 12
Bartender Salary in New York $11.41 $23,740 # 13
Bartender Salary in Utah $11.08 $23,050 # 14
Bartender Salary in Connecticut $11.04 $22,960 # 15
Bartender Salary in Rhode Island $11.01 $22,900 # 16
Bartender Salary in Texas $10.83 $22,530 # 17
Bartender Salary in Maryland $10.76 $22,380 # 18
Bartender Salary in North Carolina $10.55 $21,930 # 19
Bartender Salary in Arizona $10.50 $21,830 # 20
Bartender Salary in Maine $10.48 $21,790 # 21
Bartender Salary in New Mexico $10.37 $21,570 # 22
Bartender Salary in Illinois $10.35 $21,530 # 23
Bartender Salary in Oregon $10.32 $21,470 # 24
Bartender Salary in Indiana $10.28 $21,370 # 25
Bartender Salary in Delaware $10.17 $21,150 # 26
Bartender Salary in New Hampshire $10.00 $20,810 # 27
Bartender Salary in Georgia $9.90 $20,580 # 28
Bartender Salary in Michigan $9.82 $20,430 # 29
Bartender Salary in South Carolina $9.80 $20,390 # 30
Bartender Salary in Pennsylvania $9.68 $20,140 # 31
Bartender Salary in Oklahoma $9.67 $20,110 # 32
Bartender Salary in Ohio $9.63 $20,020 # 33
Bartender Salary in Alabama $9.58 $19,920 # 34
Bartender Salary in Kentucky $9.53 $19,810 # 35
Bartender Salary in Wisconsin $9.48 $19,710 # 36
Bartender Salary in Tennessee $9.46 $19,690 # 37
Bartender Salary in North Dakota $9.45 $19,660 # 38
Bartender Salary in Missouri $9.43 $19,620 # 39
Bartender Salary in Montana $9.38 $19,510 # 40
Bartender Salary in Wyoming $9.38 $19,510 # 41
Bartender Salary in Idaho $9.37 $19,480 # 42
Bartender Salary in Mississippi $9.24 $19,210 # 43
Bartender Salary in Louisiana $9.19 $19,120 # 44
Bartender Salary in South Dakota $9.19 $19,110 # 45
Bartender Salary in Minnesota $9.16 $19,050 # 46
Bartender Salary in Kansas $9.03 $18,790 # 47
Bartender Salary in Iowa $8.86 $18,440 # 48
Bartender Salary in Nebraska $8.85 $18,420 # 49
Bartender Salary in West Virginia $8.83 $18,370 # 50
Bartender Salary in Arkansas $8.68 $18,060 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics