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Bartenders in South Carolina

Is South Carolina a good place for you to work as a Bartender?

11.8% Jobs Projection
$18,990 Median Salary
1,590 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Bartenders Work in South Carolina?

In 2018, there were 6,400 Bartenders working in the state.

There were 6,290 Bartenders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Bartenders in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,590 annual job openings, and 9,660 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Bartenders ranged from $16,390 to $33,690 with $18,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $7.88 to $16.2. The median hourly rate was $9.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $9.05 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.08.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top South Carolina Metros for Bartenders

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,840 $20,860
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,850 $19,600
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,520 $19,090
Columbia, SC 910 $18,450
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 860 $19,410
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 650 $18,400
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 450 $18,040
Spartanburg, SC 230 $18,500
Florence, SC 130 $18,770
Sumter, SC 60 $18,300

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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