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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
631,480 0.9 % $12.88 $26,780 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.22 $10.84 $14.41 $20.30
Annual Wage (2) $17,610 $19,180 $22,550 $29,980 $42,230


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 291,350 2.72 $13.43 $27,940
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 170,150 43.48 $12.13 $25,230
Traveler Accommodation 42,700 2.13 $14.69 $30,560
Civic and Social Organizations 40,150 10.46 $10.59 $22,030
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 26,450 2.02 $12.05 $25,070

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) 170,150 43.48 $12.13 $25,230
Civic and Social Organizations 40,150 10.46 $10.59 $22,030
Beverage Manufacturing 11,640 4.48 $12.76 $26,540
Special Food Services 19,980 2.78 $13.62 $28,330
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 291,350 2.72 $13.43 $27,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 4,060 0.11 $14.88 $30,950
Traveler Accommodation 42,700 2.13 $14.69 $30,560
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 430 2.67 $14.33 $29,800
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $14.00 $29,120
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 80 0.16 $13.99 $29,100


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 66,320 3.90 0.89 $14.83 $30,850
Florida 45,170 5.25 1.20 $12.52 $26,040
New York 44,370 4.73 1.08 $16.73 $34,800
Texas 42,410 3.50 0.80 $13.10 $27,240
Pennsylvania 33,150 5.67 1.30 $11.24 $23,380




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 15,050 11.17 2.56 $13.26 $27,590
Montana 4,580 9.89 2.27 $10.37 $21,570
North Dakota 4,110 9.88 2.26 $10.04 $20,880
Wisconsin 26,330 9.24 2.12 $10.93 $22,740
Wyoming 2,290 8.50 1.95 $10.60 $22,060




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 5.38 1.23 $26.47 $55,060
District of Columbia 5,130 7.20 1.65 $20.96 $43,600
Vermont 2,070 6.79 1.56 $17.65 $36,720
Washington 13,630 4.18 0.96 $17.02 $35,390
New York 44,370 4.73 1.08 $16.73 $34,800





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 40,180 4.23 0.97 $17.31 $36,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,680 3.71 0.85 $14.13 $29,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,570 4.00 0.92 $12.14 $25,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,280 5.54 1.27 $15.16 $31,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,440 4.72 1.08 $12.18 $25,340
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,110 12.27 2.81 $14.13 $29,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,910 4.00 0.92 $14.21 $29,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,660 3.72 0.85 $16.14 $33,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 10,700 4.13 0.95 $12.88 $26,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,620 2.98 0.68 $13.07 $27,180