Bartenders

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Total Workforce

453k

Average Age

34.3

Average Salary

$26,695

Average Male Salary

$30,521

Average Female Salary

$23,939

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 Traveler accommodation. Bartenders are paid most in Orlando City (West Downtown) & Pine Hills (Southeast) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Miami Beach City & Miami Shores Village PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,695

AVERAGE SALARY

± $709

In 2018, Bartenders earned an average of $26,695, $27,194 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers make somewhat more than Bartenders while Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service 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

0.338

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Bartenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.338, 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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Industries by Share

453k

2018 Workforce

± 16,497

4.73%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.98%

The number of people employed as Bartenders has been growing at a rate of 4.73%, from 432,405 people in 2017 to 452,856 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Bartenders employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Bartenders at  57.6%, followed by Drinking places, alcoholic beverages  with 23.2% and Amusement & Recreation with 5.61%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bartenders in the US. The average age of male Bartenders in the workforce is 35.4 and of female Bartenders is 33.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bartenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

190k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,684

263k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,586

58.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.7% of Bartenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.57% of Bartenders, White (Hispanic) 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

35.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.659

33.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.547

The median age of Bartenders is 34.3, and Male employees are generally 1.81 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 Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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