Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
512,230 1.0 % $10.36 $21,550 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.77 $8.34 $9.06 $11.22 $15.32
Annual Wage (2) $16,170 $17,350 $18,850 $23,340 $31,860


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)
Full-Service Restaurants 207,740 4.56 $10.64 $22,130
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 153,870 44.33 $9.73 $20,230
Civic and Social Organizations 43,320 11.15 $9.12 $18,970
Traveler Accommodation 35,290 2.08 $12.59 $26,180
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 25,940 2.44 $10.47 $21,770

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) 153,870 44.33 $9.73 $20,230
Civic and Social Organizations 43,320 11.15 $9.12 $18,970
Full-Service Restaurants 207,740 4.56 $10.64 $22,130
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 440 3.28 $11.98 $24,910
Gambling Industries 3,720 2.84 $10.06 $20,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 630 0.11 $13.15 $27,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $13.08 $27,200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 180 0.14 $13.07 $27,180
Rail Transportation 50 0.02 $12.98 $27,000
Traveler Accommodation 35,290 2.08 $12.59 $26,180


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 45,280 3.23 0.81 $10.86 $22,590
Florida 31,440 4.40 1.10 $10.23 $21,280
New York 31,020 3.68 0.92 $10.90 $22,680
Texas 30,610 2.97 0.74 $9.84 $20,470
Pennsylvania 30,030 5.41 1.36 $10.23 $21,290




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 13,420 12.06 3.02 $11.84 $24,620
Montana 4,550 10.71 2.68 $8.77 $18,230
Wisconsin 26,030 9.84 2.46 $9.08 $18,890
North Dakota 3,290 8.87 2.22 $8.90 $18,520
Wyoming 1,930 7.09 1.77 $9.07 $18,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,040 5.27 1.32 $14.21 $29,560
Washington 12,530 4.60 1.15 $13.48 $28,030
Vermont 1,540 5.31 1.33 $13.37 $27,820
Utah 2,030 1.74 0.44 $13.08 $27,200
Massachusetts 16,430 5.20 1.30 $12.96 $26,950





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,940 3.35 0.84 $11.88 $24,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,210 3.97 0.99 $10.77 $22,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,050 2.89 0.72 $10.46 $21,760
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,630 13.18 3.30 $12.58 $26,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,660 5.06 1.27 $9.99 $20,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,320 4.58 1.15 $11.98 $24,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,910 3.10 0.78 $11.10 $23,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,560 4.51 1.13 $14.39 $29,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,630 2.87 0.72 $11.93 $24,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,560 4.79 1.20 $13.83 $28,770