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Occupational Employment Statistics


35-3011 Bartenders

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 2,52089$13.73/hr$10.80/hr$11.24/hr$11.89/hr$14.14/hr$21.24/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities140$13.45/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality14,800$13.15/hr
Other Services2,130$12.04/hr
Public Administration420$13.68/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 410$12.43/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 560$13.37/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 660$11.83/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 700$11.90/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 790$12.16/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 830$11.35/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 920$11.93/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,300$14.09/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,390$11.90/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,480$11.70/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,540$11.94/hr32.2%
Northeast Minnesota 1,620$11.73/hr24.1%
Southeast Minnesota 1,850$12.04/hr27.7%
Central Minnesota 2,150$12.76/hr31.7%
Northwest Balance of State 2,190$11.99/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,520$11.89/hr21.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,980$13.34/hr27.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,650$13.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 18,770$13.07/hr27.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cooks, Short Order 1,130$18.35/hr12.1%
Cashiers 57,760$14.41/hr-9.3%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 7,860$18.99/hr7.5%

  • Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.