How much does a Bartender make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Bartender in the United States is $11 as of August 29, 2022, but the range typically falls between $10 and $13. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Bartender prepares cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages for customers. Has knowledge of common drinks and makes suggestions to customers. Being a Bartender monitors bar inventory and takes appropriate action. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Bartender typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Bartender gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Bartender typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Bartender do?
Bartender in Medford, OR
Along with the mandatory shakers, tongs, jiggers, peelers, muddlers, stirrers, whizzers and wompers, a mixologist needs an ice pick, a burlap bag, and a hammer.
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Bartender in Ann Arbor, MI
To become a bartender, you must be at least 18 years old in order to serve alcoholic beverages.
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Bartender in Springfield, MO
Which might be a stretch," said my brother Tripp Fulton, who was a bartender for five years in Baltimore, Maryland at a smatter of fine (and not-so-fine) establishments.
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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Bartender in the United States. The average hourly rate for Bartender ranges from $10 to $13 with the average hourly pay of $11. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $10 to $14 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $12.