What Are The Training Requirements for Bartenders?

Bartenders need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Bartenders
Typical education of Bartenders
Percent
Less than High School 6.5
High School 28.3
Some College 34.2
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 18.5
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

What Is the Employment Outlook for Bartenders?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 60,000 more bartenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 278,000 more.

This career includes 580,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Bartenders Make?

On average, bartenders make $12.30 per hour or $25,580 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Bartenders?

Hourly income for Bartenders in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Bartenders $8.32 $8.97 $10.00 $13.84 $19.34
Food preparation and serving related occupations $8.28 $8.94 $10.01 $12.34 $16.92
Food and beverage serving workers $8.16 $8.76 $9.50 $11.39 $15.03
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Bartenders?

Annual salary for Bartenders in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Bartenders $17,310 $18,650 $20,800 $28,780 $40,230
Food preparation and serving related occupations $17,220 $18,600 $20,810 $25,680 $35,200
Food and beverage serving workers $16,980 $18,230 $19,750 $23,690 $31,250
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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