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Bartenders in Connecticut

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4.8% Jobs Projection
$22,900 Median Salary
1,360 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Bartenders in Connecticut is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Bartenders Work in Connecticut?

In 2018, there were 8,560 Bartenders working in the state.

There were 7,750 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 810 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Connecticut

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 4.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


Connecticut Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,360 annual Bartenders job openings in Connecticut, and 8,320 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Bartenders Make in Connecticut?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $21,780 to $40,670 with $22,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.47 to $19.55. The median hourly rate was $11.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $10.11 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.90.

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


Top Connecticut Metros for Bartenders

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,530 $23,270
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,360 $22,640
Worcester, MA-CT 2,280 $24,340
Springfield, MA-CT 2,070 $25,070
New Haven, CT 1,630 $22,840
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 980 $22,790
Danbury, CT 310 $26,550
Waterbury, CT 280 $21,800

Top States for Bartenders Employment

The table below shows the states 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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