Bartender Salary Canada

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Average Bartender’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Bartenders.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6512.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: bartender, head bartender, bar steward, barmaid and barman.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $12.20 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $10.85 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $20,000 – $28,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bartenders in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 12.2012.2016.202017
Edmonton – Alberta* 12.2012.2014.052017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.3511.35 16.882016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.15 11.23 14.00 2015
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.0011.0012.502016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.8510.8513.432016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 11.60 16.822016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.60 11.60 15.002016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 11.60 11.60 14.822016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.60 11.60 12.872016
Prince Edward Island 11.2511.25 12.502016
Montreal – Quebec 11.2511.2517.562016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan10.9611.0015.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Mixing ingredients to prepare cocktails and other drinks
›› Pouring wine and beer
›› Checking identification of customers to verify age restrictions for the purchase of alcohol.
›› Cleaning glasses, utensils and bar equipment
›› Ordering and maintaining bar supplies
›› Arranging bottles and glasses to make attractive displays
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes bartenders, is $19.07. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $666, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $35,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 40,000 bartenders working in Canada.

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