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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
646,850 1.0 % $13.46 $28,000 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.32 $11.39 $15.09 $22.18
Annual Wage (2) $17,780 $19,390 $23,680 $31,390 $46,140


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 298,910 2.76 $14.17 $29,470
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 171,120 43.00 $12.57 $26,150
Traveler Accommodation 43,930 2.14 $15.07 $31,340
Civic and Social Organizations 39,710 10.28 $10.91 $22,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 26,480 1.96 $12.65 $26,300

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) 171,120 43.00 $12.57 $26,150
Civic and Social Organizations 39,710 10.28 $10.91 $22,680
Beverage Manufacturing 16,460 6.06 $13.53 $28,140
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 298,910 2.76 $14.17 $29,470
Gambling Industries 6,050 2.67 $12.23 $25,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $15.52 $32,270
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 390 2.28 $15.50 $32,240
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $15.13 $31,470
Traveler Accommodation 43,930 2.14 $15.07 $31,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 280 0.03 $15.04 $31,280


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 70,880 4.08 0.93 $15.41 $32,040
Florida 47,910 5.45 1.24 $12.72 $26,460
New York 44,970 4.72 1.07 $18.16 $37,770
Texas 42,520 3.42 0.78 $12.35 $25,700
Pennsylvania 32,450 5.50 1.25 $11.71 $24,360




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 14,440 10.37 2.36 $13.35 $27,770
Montana 4,830 10.31 2.34 $10.55 $21,950
North Dakota 4,320 10.23 2.32 $10.91 $22,700
Wisconsin 26,290 9.16 2.08 $10.85 $22,570
South Dakota 3,630 8.53 1.94 $10.69 $22,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,410 5.36 1.22 $28.29 $58,830
District of Columbia 5,290 7.32 1.66 $23.22 $48,290
Washington 14,840 4.47 1.02 $18.84 $39,180
Arizona 12,900 4.50 1.02 $18.39 $38,240
New York 44,970 4.72 1.07 $18.16 $37,770





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 38,740 4.01 0.91 $18.86 $39,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 26,230 4.20 0.95 $15.00 $31,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,500 4.17 0.95 $12.23 $25,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,850 5.31 1.21 $15.24 $31,700
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,790 4.45 1.01 $12.68 $26,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,160 3.99 0.90 $13.34 $27,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,680 3.67 0.83 $17.53 $36,460
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 11,620 11.39 2.59 $14.12 $29,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,560 4.37 0.99 $11.33 $23,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,480 4.24 0.96 $17.94 $37,310