Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
613,350 0.9 % $12.63 $26,260 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.12 $10.43 $14.15 $20.01
Annual Wage (2) $17,470 $18,960 $21,690 $29,420 $41,630


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 279,020 2.65 $13.21 $27,480
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 170,670 44.13 $11.79 $24,520
Civic and Social Organizations 41,510 10.71 $10.36 $21,560
Traveler Accommodation 41,420 2.12 $14.80 $30,790
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 27,590 2.17 $11.72 $24,380

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) 170,670 44.13 $11.79 $24,520
Civic and Social Organizations 41,510 10.71 $10.36 $21,560
Beverage Manufacturing 7,310 2.99 $12.08 $25,120
Gambling Industries 7,330 2.93 $10.95 $22,770
Special Food Services 18,630 2.68 $13.99 $29,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 41,420 2.12 $14.80 $30,790
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 70 0.03 $14.59 $30,350
Employment Services 4,030 0.11 $14.20 $29,550
Special Food Services 18,630 2.68 $13.99 $29,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,010 1.43 $13.28 $27,620


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 61,900 3.71 0.86 $15.76 $32,780
New York 44,240 4.80 1.12 $15.15 $31,510
Florida 43,390 5.15 1.20 $13.54 $28,170
Texas 41,360 3.48 0.81 $13.24 $27,530
Pennsylvania 33,160 5.73 1.33 $10.78 $22,430




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 15,810 12.06 2.80 $12.71 $26,440
Montana 4,660 10.12 2.35 $10.17 $21,150
North Dakota 4,060 9.75 2.27 $9.68 $20,140
Wisconsin 26,750 9.47 2.20 $10.23 $21,280
Wyoming 2,190 8.17 1.90 $10.51 $21,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,350 5.29 1.23 $23.02 $47,880
District of Columbia 4,290 6.06 1.41 $18.29 $38,050
California 61,900 3.71 0.86 $15.76 $32,780
Vermont 1,970 6.47 1.50 $15.33 $31,890
Washington 13,820 4.34 1.01 $15.18 $31,580



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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 28,600 4.27 0.99 $16.13 $33,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,100 3.41 0.79 $16.04 $33,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,500 3.69 0.86 $13.19 $27,430
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,760 13.26 3.08 $13.47 $28,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,320 3.86 0.90 $13.59 $28,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,500 3.77 0.88 $15.24 $31,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,910 4.61 1.07 $11.46 $23,830
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,550 4.65 1.08 $15.93 $33,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,620 3.06 0.71 $14.25 $29,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,420 3.75 0.87 $14.53 $30,230


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 1,160 15.66 3.64 $9.19 $19,110
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,760 13.26 3.08 $13.47 $28,030
Cumberland, MD-WV 450 12.17 2.83 $11.50 $23,920
Johnstown, PA 600 12.15 2.82 $8.80 $18,300
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,450 11.58 2.69 $14.33 $29,800
Pittsfield, MA 450 11.15 2.59 $12.50 $26,000
Appleton, WI 1,370 11.11 2.58 $11.79 $24,530
Great Falls, MT 390 11.09 2.58 $10.43 $21,690
Bay City, MI 380 11.03 2.56 $9.44 $19,640
Grand Forks, ND-MN 520 10.47 2.43 $9.76 $20,290