Bartenders in Kentucky
Want to work in Kentucky as a Bartender? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Bartenders in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Bartenders in Kentucky is growing slower than average.
Bartenders in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Bartenders Work in Kentucky?
There were approximately 4,610 workers employed as Bartenders in this state in 2018.
There were 4,530 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 8,200 Bartenders working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Bartenders than average.
Job Projections for Kentucky
Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 1.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.
Kentucky Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 830 annual job openings, and 5,080 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 Kentucky?
In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $16,250 to $24,610 with $18,500 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $7.81 to $11.83. The median hourly rate was $8.89.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $8.77 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.12.
The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Kentucky Metros for Bartenders
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Bartenders.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN||2,240||$18,630|
|Bowling Green, KY||70||$18,630|
Top States for Bartenders Employment
The table below shows the states where most Bartenders work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Bartenders get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$37,250|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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