Occupational Employment Statistics


35-3011 Bartenders

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

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,460168$12.87/hr$10.01/hr$10.34/hr$11.47/hr$14.08/hr$18.81/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality13,300$10.90/hr
Other Services2,520$10.35/hr
Public Administration670$11.77/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 350$10.39/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 440$9.83/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 590$10.39/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 690$10.76/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 860$10.91/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 910$10.67/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,140$9.55/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,170$10.41/hr-7.4%
Southeast Balance of State 1,180$10.42/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,290$10.35/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,330$10.59/hr-1.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,330$9.45/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,380$10.35/hr-3.9%
Northwest Minnesota 1,460$11.47/hr-3.3%
Southeast Minnesota 1,870$10.57/hr-1.7%
Northwest Balance of State 1,990$11.61/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,360$10.95/hr1.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,620$10.91/hrN/A
Minnesota 16,790$10.83/hr-0.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cooks, Short Order 720$13.79/hr-4.4%
Home Health Aides 22,380$14.22/hr30.7%
Cashiers 65,840$11.72/hr-0.4%

  • 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.