Learn Bartending Blog
- September 18, 2019
- Posted by: Robbie Flair
- Category: Uncategorized
Bartending Salary In The United States can vary from bar to bar.
A bartending salary isn’t always what you think. So you want to start bartending? Great, one of the first questions we always hear is “how much money can a bartender earn?” Fair question but the answer is – it depends.
Like where you work, how often you work, and how well you work.
Where do you work? Is it a high volume night club or a dive bar? If you work high volume, some bartenders can go home with anywhere between $500 and $1000.00 dollars a night in the big city.
bartending salary in the united states
Now that doesn’t mean a dive bar can’t also earn you lots of green, different clients or as we call them regulars come back over and over and tip you over and over, so establish regulars and keep them happy and coming back for more good times, and more tips in your pocket!
Here is a link to the bartending salary guide. Keep in mind this is based off your hourly pay – and not tips!
Bartending is fun, exciting, and you will always meet new and exciting people from all over the world. Bartending is also a lifelong skill. Once you learn bartending you can do it anywhere as often as you choose.
Many people who work 9-5 jobs and also bartend on the side. They do this to get out, socialize and earn extra cash! Some people who we talk to were caught up in the corporate rat race. Now they bartend and say they couldn’t be happier with getting downsized.
If you’re serious about a great bartending salary, and you want to learn to bartend. Consider taking one of our bartending boot camps where we put you in a real bar and you will learn on the job. Some students do good and even get a direct-hire opportunity on the spot.
The basic bartending concepts are the same from bar to bar, but each bar does things their way, so be open and willing to learn and do it the bars way.