Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
589,150 0.9 % $11.59 $24,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $8.74 $9.39 $12.63 $18.26
Annual Wage (2) $16,980 $18,190 $19,530 $26,270 $37,980


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 264,480 2.66 $12.06 $25,080
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 165,980 44.90 $10.78 $22,430
Civic and Social Organizations 47,310 12.22 $9.70 $20,180
Traveler Accommodation 40,210 2.12 $14.31 $29,770
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 27,560 2.32 $11.10 $23,090

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) 165,980 44.90 $10.78 $22,430
Civic and Social Organizations 47,310 12.22 $9.70 $20,180
Gambling Industries 7,590 2.96 $10.48 $21,810
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 264,480 2.66 $12.06 $25,080
Special Food Services 15,870 2.38 $12.73 $26,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $14.95 $31,090
Traveler Accommodation 40,210 2.12 $14.31 $29,770
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 50 0.37 $14.03 $29,190
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 110 0.05 $13.80 $28,700
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.03 $13.66 $28,410


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 57,690 3.72 0.87 $13.90 $28,910
New York 42,140 4.69 1.10 $12.68 $26,380
Florida 40,330 5.09 1.19 $13.57 $28,230
Texas 38,810 3.35 0.78 $11.57 $24,060
Pennsylvania 31,420 5.50 1.29 $9.94 $20,680



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 15,070 12.23 2.86 $12.70 $26,420
Montana 5,310 11.87 2.78 $9.62 $20,010
Wisconsin 25,670 9.26 2.17 $9.42 $19,590
Wyoming 2,280 8.04 1.88 $10.09 $20,990
South Dakota 3,200 7.75 1.81 $10.07 $20,940



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,450 5.56 1.30 $17.29 $35,960
Alaska 1,680 5.13 1.20 $14.95 $31,090
Washington 13,680 4.59 1.07 $14.65 $30,480
Virginia 9,740 2.64 0.62 $14.34 $29,830
Vermont 1,780 5.88 1.38 $14.20 $29,530




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 27,210 4.20 0.98 $13.69 $28,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,780 3.60 0.84 $13.62 $28,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,570 3.80 0.89 $11.78 $24,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,190 13.46 3.15 $13.49 $28,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,230 4.91 1.15 $10.55 $21,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,890 3.04 0.71 $11.35 $23,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,480 3.51 0.82 $14.44 $30,030
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,110 4.04 0.94 $14.76 $30,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,960 3.71 0.87 $12.25 $25,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,890 4.49 1.05 $16.04 $33,370