Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

35-3011 Bartenders

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
495,350 1.1 % $10.25 $21,310 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.60 $8.12 $8.98 $11.22 $15.14
Annual Wage (2) $15,800 $16,880 $18,680 $23,330 $31,480


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 198,090 4.44 $10.55 $21,950
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 150,790 43.76 $9.60 $19,970
Civic and Social Organizations 42,130 10.86 $9.09 $18,900
Traveler Accommodation 34,270 2.05 $12.27 $25,510
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 26,230 2.46 $10.43 $21,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 150,790 43.76 $9.60 $19,970
Civic and Social Organizations 42,130 10.86 $9.09 $18,900
Full-Service Restaurants 198,090 4.44 $10.55 $21,950
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 440 3.34 $11.28 $23,460
Gambling Industries 3,500 2.70 $10.15 $21,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $12.99 $27,020
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 180 0.14 $12.55 $26,110
Traveler Accommodation 34,270 2.05 $12.27 $25,510
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 80 0.01 $11.49 $23,890
Lessors of Real Estate 560 0.10 $11.46 $23,840


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 45,510 3.25 0.83 $10.32 $21,470
Pennsylvania 30,850 5.63 1.44 $9.84 $20,460
New York 30,090 3.61 0.93 $10.96 $22,810
Florida 29,940 4.21 1.08 $9.94 $20,680
Texas 29,210 2.90 0.74 $9.65 $20,060




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 12,960 11.64 2.99 $12.24 $25,470
Montana 4,320 10.18 2.61 $8.71 $18,120
Wisconsin 24,790 9.50 2.44 $9.18 $19,100
North Dakota 3,010 8.45 2.17 $8.60 $17,890
Wyoming 2,100 7.78 2.00 $8.89 $18,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,060 5.36 1.38 $13.54 $28,160
Massachusetts 14,380 4.61 1.18 $13.40 $27,880
Washington 11,610 4.31 1.11 $13.20 $27,460
Vermont 1,580 5.49 1.41 $13.15 $27,350
Utah 2,020 1.76 0.45 $13.08 $27,210

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,090 3.23 0.83 $12.33 $25,650
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 12,780 3.61 0.93 $10.91 $22,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,490 2.75 0.71 $10.02 $20,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,140 12.56 3.22 $13.05 $27,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,570 4.75 1.22 $11.01 $22,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,100 4.83 1.24 $10.39 $21,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,520 3.01 0.77 $11.28 $23,460
Pittsburgh, PA 6,390 5.85 1.50 $9.40 $19,550
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 6,340 6.59 1.69 $12.05 $25,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 6,090 4.85 1.24 $9.53 $19,820




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,910 14.14 3.63 $13.65 $28,380
Fond du Lac, WI 580 14.12 3.62 $8.80 $18,300
Great Falls, MT 490 13.91 3.57 $8.34 $17,340
Johnstown, PA 690 12.59 3.23 $8.98 $18,680
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,140 12.56 3.22 $13.05 $27,140
Billings, MT 930 11.63 2.98 $8.96 $18,630
Madison, WI 3,710 11.47 2.94 $9.13 $18,980
La Crosse, WI-MN 760 10.95 2.81 $8.93 $18,580
Sandusky, OH 370 10.88 2.79 $8.56 $17,810
Ocean City, NJ 400 10.54 2.70 $11.35 $23,610