Bartender earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Bartender salary by state

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

How much does a Bartender earn?

How do bartender salaries compare to similar careers?

Bartenders earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than food science technologists but more than bakers.

Career Median Salary
Food science technologist salary $64K
Restaurant manager salary $50K
Culinary chef salary $46K
Brewmaster salary $45K
Bartender salary $44K
Personal chef salary $39K
Dietetic technician salary $32K
Butcher salary $31K
Baker salary $28K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)