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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,930142$15.44/hr$12.08/hr$12.55/hr$13.86/hr$15.53/hr$25.31/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities210$12.31/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services10$12.80/hr
Leisure and Hospitality11,260$12.97/hr
Other Services1,940$12.45/hr
Public Administration550$13.11/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 360$12.13/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 480$12.34/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 520$12.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 640$12.21/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 700$12.62/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 760$11.48/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 850$11.93/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,090$12.32/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,130$12.12/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,160$11.96/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,190$12.11/hr24.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,340$12.13/hr32.2%
Southeast Minnesota 1,550$12.48/hr27.7%
Central Minnesota 1,810$12.60/hr31.7%
Northwest Balance of State 1,880$12.50/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 2,150$12.46/hr21.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,930$13.86/hr27.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,340$13.81/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,010$12.68/hr27.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cooks, Short Order 1,940$16.67/hr12.1%
Cashiers 61,520$14.70/hr-9.3%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,000$19.08/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.