How much does a Bartender make in the United States? The average Bartender salary in the United States is $21,947 as of November 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $19,122 and $26,100. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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