How much does a Bartender make in the United States? The average Bartender salary in the United States is $22,883 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $19,939 and $27,207. Salary ranges 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $19,939 10% $17,258 90% $31,144 75% $27,207 $22,883 50%(Median)
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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 2022 View full job description

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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
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Skills associated with Bartender: Drink Preparation, Safe Alcohol Serving, Restocking, Inventory Management ...More

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