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 New Jersey. On average, they make less than butchers but more than baristas.

Career Median Salary
Butcher salary $46K
Food batchmaker salary $32K
Dietetic technician salary $33K
Restaurant cook salary $31K
Baker salary $29K
Bartender salary $28K
Food server salary $28K
Host and hostess salary $24K
Food preparation worker salary $23K
Barista salary $20K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)