Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
603,320 0.9 % $12.30 $25,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $8.97 $10.00 $13.84 $19.34
Annual Wage (2) $17,310 $18,650 $20,800 $28,780 $40,230


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 269,980 2.62 $12.88 $26,790
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 170,750 44.98 $11.44 $23,790
Civic and Social Organizations 44,040 11.48 $10.09 $20,980
Traveler Accommodation 41,000 2.13 $14.81 $30,800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 28,770 2.33 $11.55 $24,030

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) 170,750 44.98 $11.44 $23,790
Civic and Social Organizations 44,040 11.48 $10.09 $20,980
Gambling Industries 7,640 2.96 $10.72 $22,300
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 269,980 2.62 $12.88 $26,790
Special Food Services 17,770 2.60 $13.66 $28,410

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 180 0.01 $18.06 $37,570
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 70 0.03 $15.56 $32,370
Traveler Accommodation 41,000 2.13 $14.81 $30,800
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 70 0.51 $14.02 $29,170
Special Food Services 17,770 2.60 $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 57,340 3.59 0.84 $15.52 $32,280
New York 43,670 4.80 1.12 $13.82 $28,740
Florida 42,510 5.17 1.20 $14.10 $29,330
Texas 40,160 3.42 0.80 $12.88 $26,800
Pennsylvania 32,390 5.64 1.31 $10.40 $21,620




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)
Montana 5,340 11.74 2.73 $9.91 $20,600
Nevada 14,870 11.70 2.72 $13.43 $27,920
Wisconsin 28,120 10.03 2.33 $9.90 $20,590
North Dakota 3,690 8.67 2.02 $9.82 $20,430
Wyoming 2,180 7.89 1.84 $10.54 $21,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,200 5.06 1.18 $19.79 $41,160
District of Columbia 4,310 6.14 1.43 $16.74 $34,820
California 57,340 3.59 0.84 $15.52 $32,280
Alaska 1,740 5.37 1.25 $15.17 $31,560
Washington 13,520 4.41 1.03 $14.95 $31,100





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 28,150 4.27 0.99 $15.15 $31,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,290 3.65 0.85 $12.50 $25,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,550 2.97 0.69 $15.83 $32,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,060 12.89 3.00 $14.37 $29,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,340 3.52 0.82 $13.32 $27,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,880 3.97 0.92 $15.18 $31,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,290 4.87 1.13 $10.72 $22,290
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 7,450 5.89 1.37 $13.29 $27,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,420 4.12 0.96 $16.88 $35,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,190 3.72 0.86 $11.92 $24,800