Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+17.9% (much faster than the average)


What Bartenders Do

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

Other Job Titles Bartenders May Have

Banquet Bartender, Bar Captain, Bartender, Mixologist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Owner ,

Nomad Traveling Cocktail Bar

As the founder of Nomad Cocktail Co., my work and life are deeply intertwined. I spend time collaborating with clients to design event menus and use our online tools to calculate beverage needs. I strive to be on-site only for major events, letting my team handle most operations. During our downtime, I focus on updating our website and cocktail menus, as well as marketing and budgeting. Balancing work and family is essential, so I often take calls while doing personal tasks.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.

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