Bartenders

What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Banquet Bartender, Bar Captain, Bar Manager, Bar Supervisor, Bartender, Mixologist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Bartenders in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Bartenders is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 5.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #27 in job growth rate
  • 1,840

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #20 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (2.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (18.4%)
  • Associate's degree (9.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (36.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (26.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (6.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean tableware.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Balance receipts.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Clean food service areas.
  • Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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