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Bartenders in Minnesota

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

-1% Jobs Projection
$21,820 Median Salary
2,850 Job Openings

While jobs for Bartenders in Minnesota are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Bartenders in Minnesota is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Bartenders Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 16,790 Bartenders working in the state.

There were 16,490 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are declining at a rate of 0.9% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,850 annual job openings, and a total of 17,490 jobs for Minnesota Bartenders in 2026.

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

What do Bartenders Make in Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $20,570 to $26,570 with $21,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.89 to $12.77. The median hourly rate was $10.49.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.86 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.63.

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


Top Minnesota Metros for Bartenders

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,620 $21,980
Fargo, ND-MN 1,330 $19,050
Duluth, MN-WI 1,290 $20,850
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 1,140 $19,240
Rochester, MN 860 $21,990
St. Cloud, MN 690 $21,700
Grand Forks, ND-MN 440 $19,800
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 350 $20,950

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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