Bartender earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Bartender salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Massachusetts $38,250
Arizona $37,790
Hawaii $36,970
Maine $36,640
Washington $35,700
New York $33,920
District of Columbia $33,250
California $30,560
New Jersey $30,330
Virginia $29,780
Alaska $29,230
Oregon $29,210
Connecticut $28,530
Michigan $28,290
Rhode Island $27,890
Maryland $27,430
Colorado $27,280
Vermont $27,270
Virgin Islands, U.S. $24,310
Minnesota $23,880
South Dakota $23,420
North Dakota $23,410
Missouri $23,350
Delaware $23,230
Illinois $22,930
Arkansas $22,880
Wyoming $22,600
Nevada $22,280
Texas $22,190
Montana $22,080
West Virginia $22,040
Wisconsin $21,930
Nebraska $21,900
New Mexico $21,840
New Hampshire $21,820
Florida $21,760
Utah $21,480
Ohio $21,230
Pennsylvania $20,950
South Carolina $20,850
Indiana $20,540
Iowa $20,530
Kentucky $20,530
Guam $19,640
Oklahoma $19,610
Idaho $19,420
North Carolina $18,970
Kansas $18,870
Georgia $18,790
Tennessee $18,780
Alabama $18,680
Louisiana $18,230
Puerto Rico $18,180
Mississippi $17,840

How much does a Bartender earn?

How do bartender salaries compare to similar careers?

Bartenders earn about the same as related careers in Florida. On average, they make less than butchers but more than hosts and hostesses.

Career Median Salary
Butcher salary $37K
Food batchmaker salary $29K
Restaurant cook salary $30K
Baker salary $29K
Food server salary $22K
Bartender salary $22K
Dietetic technician salary $28K
Food preparation worker salary $29K
Host and hostess salary $23K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)