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 June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $9 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $9 10% $8 90% $15 75% $13 $11 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Bartender jobs in Virginia

Bartender

Ruthie's All Day - Arlington, VA

Bartender

Assembly - Arlington, VA

Bartender

The Boar's Head - Charlottesville, VA

Bartender (The Mill Room)

The Boar's Head - Charlottesville, VA

Job Description for Bartender

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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

See user submitted job responsibilities for Bartender.

Job Openings for Bartender
Those that have already made the climb...
Marc Bruno, COO, US Food & Facilities
Aramark provides food, facilities management, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. It operates in three segments: Food and Support Services United States, Food and Support Services International, and Uniform ... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2020
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total hourly compensation opportunity for a Bartender, hourly wage plus other pay elements

Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation

 
 
 
9
13
11

Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

 
 
 
10
13
11
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 $9 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 $13 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $11.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.

9
13

 

Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills associated with Bartender: Customer Engagement, Safe Alcohol Serving, Drink Preparation, Customer Service ...More

Salary estimation for Bartender at companies like : Aramark, HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS, POTBELLY CORP

Jobs with a similar salary range to Bartender : Newspaper Delivery Driver, Bistro Bartender