Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
555,560 0.9 % $10.46 $21,770 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.89 $8.40 $9.09 $11.08 $15.76
Annual Wage (2) $16,400 $17,480 $18,920 $23,040 $32,780


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 249,810 2.69 $10.73 $22,320
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 161,240 45.45 $9.75 $20,290
Civic and Social Organizations 42,980 11.29 $9.15 $19,030
Traveler Accommodation 37,660 2.13 $13.00 $27,030
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 25,870 2.31 $10.35 $21,530

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) 161,240 45.45 $9.75 $20,290
Civic and Social Organizations 42,980 11.29 $9.15 $19,030
Gambling Industries 4,090 3.07 $9.71 $20,200
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 380 2.74 $11.90 $24,760
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 249,810 2.69 $10.73 $22,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 37,660 2.13 $13.00 $27,030
Employment Services 2,800 0.09 $12.12 $25,200
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 80 0.01 $11.95 $24,870
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 380 2.74 $11.90 $24,760
Lessors of Real Estate 820 0.14 $11.80 $24,540


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 52,380 3.56 0.85 $11.30 $23,510
New York 37,840 4.38 1.05 $10.89 $22,650
Texas 36,240 3.32 0.79 $10.17 $21,150
Florida 34,320 4.61 1.10 $11.05 $22,990
Pennsylvania 29,890 5.32 1.27 $9.99 $20,770




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 5,300 12.06 2.88 $9.17 $19,070
Nevada 13,640 11.84 2.83 $12.35 $25,690
Wisconsin 22,870 8.45 2.02 $9.28 $19,310
North Dakota 3,470 8.20 1.96 $9.21 $19,160
Wyoming 2,210 7.94 1.89 $9.08 $18,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,850 6.40 1.53 $16.21 $33,710
Vermont 1,790 5.99 1.43 $14.04 $29,200
Virginia 8,620 2.37 0.57 $13.31 $27,690
Washington 13,830 4.89 1.17 $12.98 $27,000
Massachusetts 18,130 5.57 1.33 $12.36 $25,700





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 20,420 3.90 0.93 $11.66 $24,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 17,600 4.76 1.14 $10.33 $21,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,980 3.52 0.84 $11.03 $22,940
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,680 12.72 3.03 $13.31 $27,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,860 4.94 1.18 $9.50 $19,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,650 3.13 0.75 $9.93 $20,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,360 4.78 1.14 $13.63 $28,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,780 3.29 0.78 $12.75 $26,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,740 4.21 1.00 $10.90 $22,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,180 4.95 1.18 $13.87 $28,850