Bartenders

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Total Workforce

432k

Average Age

34.5

Estimated Job Growth

2.47%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$25,287

Average Male Salary

$28,943

Average Female Salary

$22,467

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Bartenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Bartenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Bartenders, by average wage, is Travel arrangements & reservation services. Bartenders are paid most in Orlando City (West Downtown) & Pine Hills (Southeast) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (Southeast) PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,287

AVERAGE SALARY

± $877

In 2017, Bartenders earned an average of $25,287, $26,778 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Transportation attendants, except flight attendants make somewhat more than Bartenders while Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Bartenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.346

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Bartenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.346, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Bartenders (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Bartenders.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Bartenders.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Bartenders, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Drinking places, alcoholic beverages , and Amusement & Recreation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bartenders, by average wage, are Travel arrangements & reservation services, Traveler accommodation, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

432k

2017 Workforce

± 16,121

-5.77%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.51%

The number of people employed as Bartenders has been declining at a rate of -5.77%, from 458,889 people in 2016 to 432,405 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Bartenders employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Bartenders at  55.6%, followed by Drinking places, alcoholic beverages  with 25.2% and Amusement & Recreation with 5.99%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bartenders in the US. The average age of male Bartenders in the workforce is 35.3 and of female Bartenders is 34, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bartenders is White.

Gender Composition

188k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,646

244k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,121

56.5% of Bartenders are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Bartenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bartenders

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

83% of Bartenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.09% of Bartenders, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Bartenders.

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Age by Gender

35.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.677

34

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.587

The median age of Bartenders is 34.5, and Male employees are generally 1.3 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Bartenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Bartenders is Business but a relatively high number of Bartenders hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Bartenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bartenders need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Bartenders need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Service Orientation, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Bartenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Bartenders are expected to see a growth of 2.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.47%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Bartenders. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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