Bartenders

General Information

Description

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit91.54%
  2. Private, not for profit4.71%
  3. Self-employed3.01%
  4. Federal government0.32%
  5. State and local government0.31%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of bartenders is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 111,300 openings for bartenders are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$24,960

State-by-state Salary

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$59,410
$18,740
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 42%
  • Less than high school 36%
  • Some college 16%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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