Bartenders (35-3011)

Occupation description:  Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 1,6151,621 0.478 186265
United States 611,200626,300 2.529,800 71,000102,310

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.638.409.12 10.4314.1520.01
Alaska 14.2610.1410.85 12.4116.8721.08
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.9710.1610.86 13.1718.2122.46
Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.1010.1110.65 11.5713.3421.12
Southeast Region 13.979.9510.64 11.8014.8922.69
Balance of State 13.8410.2811.21 13.2915.6818.22

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,781475 26.732.5 22.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation979
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation81
UI claimants previously working in occupation220
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,564
Number of job position postings 125
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.5

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Bar Stars   (Anchorage)
Bartending Instruction

 Degree
Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
ServSafe
Training for Alcohol Professionals

 Degree
Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate
TIPS – Training for Intervention Procedures Certificate

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods