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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,8181,807 -0.60 6868
United States 580,900640,900 10.36,010 21,83027,830

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.308.328.97 10.0013.8419.34
Alaska 15.1710.1811.35 13.8917.2222.57
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.299.8711.34 15.0118.1524.96
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.0110.2110.94 12.5315.4221.54
Southeast Region 15.6310.9612.40 14.0118.4023.74
Balance of State 13.7710.2011.20 13.2415.5918.11

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,785480 26.933.5 24.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,039
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation230
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,405
Number of job position postings 134
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.5

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

Alaska Bar Stars   (Anchorage)
Bartending Instruction

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
Training for Alcohol Professionals

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

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