Bar staff

£17,160

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

41

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

5.49%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Bar staff prepare, mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages at bars in public houses, hotels, clubs and other establishments.

Qualifications

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Typical tasks

  • assists in keeping bar properly stocked;
  • washes used glassware and cleans and tidies bar area;
  • takes customer orders and mixes and serves drinks;
  • receives payment for drinks.

Common job titles

Supervisor, bar
Waitress, cocktail
Cellarman (hotel)
Barman
Barmaid, head
Maid, bar
Waiter, cocktail
Worker, bar
Staff, bar
Assistant, licensee's
Barworker, head
Barmaid-waitress
Barmaid
Collector, glass
Barworker
Cellarman, bar
Dispenser (licensed trade)
Barperson
Bar-cellarman
Tender, bar
Steward, bar
Cellarman (catering)
Attendant, saloon
Barperson, head
Helper, bar
Handyman, bar
Dispenser, drink
Cellarman (public house)
Help, bar
Barstaff
Keeper, bar (hotels, catering, public houses)
Keeper, bar (shipping)
Barstaff, head
Barman, head
Bartender
Operative, bar
Attendant, bar
Collector, glass (public house)
Assistant, bar

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.