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
Southeast Minnesota 1,870241$11.44/hr$10.06/hr$10.25/hr$10.93/hr$11.97/hr$12.94/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services30$11.24/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality14,450$11.41/hr
Other Services2,260$10.83/hr
Public Administration660$11.91/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 340$10.99/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 560$10.05/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 730$11.23/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 820$11.19/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 840$11.31/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 960$9.96/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 970$10.97/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,240$10.69/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,260$11.16/hr-1.7%
Southwest Minnesota 1,270$11.14/hr-7.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,350$9.91/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,390$10.64/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,430$11.53/hr-3.3%
Northeast Minnesota 1,730$10.95/hr-3.9%
Southeast Minnesota 1,870$10.93/hr-1.7%
Northwest Balance of State 2,130$11.68/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,070$11.52/hr1.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,060$11.50/hrN/A
Minnesota 17,970$11.37/hr-0.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cooks, Short Order 960$13.75/hr-4.4%
Cashiers 69,350$12.14/hr-0.4%
Cooks, Restaurant 29,240$14.73/hr7.2%

  • 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.