Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
579,700 0.9 % $10.88 $22,620 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $8.48 $9.16 $11.55 $16.79
Annual Wage (2) $16,610 $17,630 $19,050 $24,020 $34,920


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 262,500 2.73 $11.26 $23,410
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 167,360 46.07 $10.13 $21,070
Civic and Social Organizations 43,960 11.43 $9.32 $19,380
Traveler Accommodation 39,670 2.13 $13.44 $27,950
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 26,950 2.33 $10.54 $21,930

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) 167,360 46.07 $10.13 $21,070
Civic and Social Organizations 43,960 11.43 $9.32 $19,380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 420 2.88 $10.76 $22,390
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 262,500 2.73 $11.26 $23,410
Gambling Industries 7,030 2.67 $10.26 $21,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 60 0.46 $13.55 $28,190
Traveler Accommodation 39,670 2.13 $13.44 $27,950
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.03 $13.33 $27,720
Grocery Stores 100 (7) $13.06 $27,160
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 80 0.04 $12.71 $26,450


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 57,450 3.80 0.89 $11.89 $24,720
New York 41,760 4.74 1.10 $11.41 $23,740
Texas 37,580 3.35 0.78 $10.83 $22,530
Florida 37,540 4.90 1.14 $12.20 $25,370
Pennsylvania 31,220 5.52 1.29 $9.68 $20,140



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 14,070 11.83 2.76 $12.95 $26,930
Montana 4,810 10.85 2.53 $9.38 $19,510
Wisconsin 24,120 8.84 2.06 $9.48 $19,710
North Dakota 3,530 8.01 1.87 $9.45 $19,660
Wyoming 2,240 7.92 1.85 $9.38 $19,510



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,950 6.46 1.50 $17.45 $36,290
Virginia 9,430 2.58 0.60 $14.52 $30,190
Washington 13,940 4.81 1.12 $14.13 $29,390
Vermont 1,980 6.57 1.53 $13.84 $28,780
District of Columbia 3,330 4.94 1.15 $13.20 $27,460




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 22,800 4.23 0.99 $12.53 $26,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 17,610 4.69 1.09 $10.75 $22,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,410 3.55 0.83 $11.59 $24,110
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 11,080 12.72 2.97 $14.01 $29,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,350 5.12 1.19 $9.35 $19,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,620 3.03 0.71 $11.38 $23,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,460 4.54 1.06 $10.36 $21,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,150 3.43 0.80 $14.07 $29,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,520 4.19 0.98 $14.10 $29,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,340 4.02 0.94 $10.50 $21,830