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Bartenders in Louisiana

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6.7% Jobs Projection
$18,510 Median Salary
1,580 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Bartenders Work in Louisiana?

There were approximately 8,200 workers employed as Bartenders in this state in 2018.

There were 8,950 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 750 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The amount of Bartenders working in the state is similar to the average state.


Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 6.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,580 annual job openings, and a total of 9,620 jobs for Louisiana Bartenders in 2026.

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

What do Bartenders Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $16,300 to $24,400 with $18,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $7.84 to $11.73. The median hourly rate was $8.9.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $8.84 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.06.

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


Top Louisiana Metros for Bartenders

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 3,790 $18,630
Baton Rouge, LA 1,360 $18,440
Lafayette, LA 750 $18,700
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 610 $18,060
Lake Charles, LA 430 $18,430
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 270 $18,890
Hammond, LA 200 $18,350
Alexandria, LA 100 $19,810

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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