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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 Montreal – Quebec at $17.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $12.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.
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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.00||15.00||18.92||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.00||15.00||16.25||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||16.55||28.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.65||15.00||24.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||11.50||13.50||22.50||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.55||12.00||30.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||14.00||21.85||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||14.50||25.00||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||14.27||20.20||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||12.25||16.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||17.50||28.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||11.75||15.00||20.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes bartenders, is $20.55. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $560, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $29,100.
There are over 38,000 bartenders working in Canada.