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Bartenders in Arkansas

Considering a career as a Bartender in Arkansas?

8.8% Jobs Projection
$19,350 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Bartenders in Arkansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Bartenders in Arkansas is growing faster than average.

  • Bartenders in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Bartenders Work in Arkansas?

In Arkansas, there were 2,030 people working as Bartenders in the year 2018.

There were 1,920 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 8,200 Bartenders working in it, which means Arkansas has fewer Bartenders than average.

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Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 8.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.

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Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 390 annual job openings, and a total of 2,360 jobs for Arkansas Bartenders in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 102,300 annual jobs and 626,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Bartenders Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $18,320 to $25,820 with $19,350 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.81 to $12.42. The median hourly rate was $9.3.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.22 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.08.

The median salary in Arkansas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Arkansas Metros for Bartenders

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Bartenders.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,280 $18,570
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 920 $19,560
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 440 $19,230
Fort Smith, AR-OK 190 $19,220
Texarkana, TX-AR 90 $19,730
Hot Springs, AR 80 $19,480

Top States for Bartenders Employment

View the list below to see where most Bartenders work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 66,320 $25,670
Florida 45,170 $19,540
New York 44,370 $29,350
Texas 42,410 $19,970
Pennsylvania 33,150 $20,270
Illinois 28,570 $19,540
Wisconsin 26,330 $21,020
Ohio 23,980 $19,280
Massachusetts 21,380 $25,660
Michigan 17,500 $19,940
New Jersey 17,360 $27,850
Minnesota 16,790 $21,820
Nevada 15,050 $24,600
Washington 13,630 $29,820
North Carolina 13,360 $19,980
Arizona 11,990 $22,700
Indiana 11,680 $19,600
Missouri 11,600 $20,100
Colorado 11,390 $21,230
Georgia 11,240 $18,670

Below are the states where Bartenders get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $54,470
District of Columbia $37,250
Vermont $36,010
Washington $29,820
New York $29,350
New Jersey $27,850
Alaska $26,000
California $25,670
Massachusetts $25,660
Rhode Island $24,630

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