Bartender earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Bartender salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Hawaii $49,734
California $43,901
District of Columbia $37,250
Vermont $36,010
Washington $29,820
New York $29,350
Indiana $33,511
Alaska $33,728
Iowa $31,978
Massachusetts $25,660
Idaho $29,345
Arkansas $29,704
Texas $27,453
New Jersey $27,850
Maine $23,280
Kentucky $27,378
Nevada $24,600
Florida $26,040
Kansas $27,027
Oregon $26,660
Rhode Island $24,630
Connecticut $22,900
Virgin Islands $21,850
Missouri $20,100
Virginia $22,980
Utah $20,070
Alabama $26,052
New Hampshire $24,456
North Carolina $19,980
Delaware $22,460
Illinois $24,280
Pennsylvania $23,380
Michigan $19,940
Maryland $23,500
Minnesota $21,820
Arizona $22,700
Wisconsin $21,020
Nebraska $22,140
South Dakota $20,910
Wyoming $19,660
South Carolina $18,990
Ohio $19,280
Tennessee $21,180
West Virginia $19,930
Oklahoma $18,710
Georgia $18,670
Montana $20,250
Colorado $21,230
Guam $19,840
North Dakota $19,760
New Mexico $18,640
Mississippi $18,370
Louisiana $18,510
Puerto Rico $18,270

How much does a Bartender earn?

How do bartender salaries compare to similar careers?

Bartenders earn 7% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than culinary chefs but more than pastry chefs.

Career Median Salary
Culinary chef salary $41K
Brewmaster salary $41K
Personal chef salary $38K
Nutritionist salary $32K
Butcher salary $32K
Bartender salary $33K
Caterer salary $28K
Food batchmaker salary $30K
Dietetic technician salary $27K
Pastry chef salary $26K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)