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How much does a Bartender make in Ohio?

Average Bartender Hourly Wage in Ohio

Bartenders earn a median hourly wage of $9.01. Hourly wages typically start from $8.29 and go up to $12.67.

Average Bartender Yearly Salary in Ohio

Bartenders earn a median salary of $18,740 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,250 and go up to $26,350.

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A bartender’s salary ranges widely. A significant portion of a bartender’s income is made up of tips. How much is based upon the type of bar, the location, and the time of year. Regardless of these circumstances, pretty much every bartender expects to take home a reasonable amount in tips each night. It is estimated that bartenders take home between $45,000 and $73,000/yr, thanks to their tips.

An average night of tipping can depend on the type of bar one works at, and the shift one ends up bartending. It is a general rule of thumb that a bartender should earn two to four times their hourly salary. Therefore, if your base salary is minimum wage of $10.00/hr, you should earn in tips about $20.00 to $40.00/hour. A bartender in an average bar can easily earn $20.00 to $40.00 per hour with both wages and tips.

In the type of atmosphere where drinks are cheap (and the customers are frugal with their tipping), a decent night might produce in the neighbourhood of $50 to $100 in tips. On the other hand, at a high end restaurant or a busy nightclub where drinks are pricier and the customers are freer with their tipping, a bartender might expect to bring home $200 up to $800 per night.

You shouldn’t expect to jump into the bartending game and start making the maximum possible income immediately, but if you do your job well you’ll always make good money no matter where you work.

How to Become a Bartender

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Bartender Earnings by Seniority

Top End Bartender Earnings

The highest earning Bartenders in Ohio earn:

$12.67
an hour
$26,350
per year
Senior Bartender Earnings

Senior Bartenders in Ohio earn:

$9.52
an hour
$19,810
per year
Experienced Bartender Earnings

Experienced Bartenders in Ohio earn:

$9.01
an hour
$18,740
per year
Junior Bartender Earnings

Junior Bartenders in Ohio earn:

$8.56
an hour
$17,810
per year
Starting Bartender Earnings

Starting Bartenders in Ohio earn:

$8.29
an hour
$17,250
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Bartender salary comparison

Bartenders earn less than 89% percent of Food & Drink careers in Ohio. Bartender salaries are in the bottom 95% of all careers in Ohio.

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Historical salary for Bartenders in Ohio

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

How to Become a Bartender

Interested in becoming a Bartender? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good bartender? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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