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Bartenders in Delaware

Is Delaware a good place for you to work as a Bartender?

3.3% Jobs Projection
$22,460 Median Salary
310 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Bartenders Work in Delaware?

In Delaware, there were 2,290 people working as Bartenders in the year 2018.

There were 2,350 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Delaware

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 3.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


Delaware Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 310 annual job openings, and 1,900 total jobs in 2026 for Bartenders in this state.

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

What do Bartenders Make in Delaware?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $18,490 to $37,870 with $22,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.89 to $18.21. The median hourly rate was $10.8.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.67 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.13.

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


Top Delaware Metros for Bartenders

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,440 $23,030
Salisbury, MD-DE 1,380 $20,680
Dover, DE 330 $25,820

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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