Maryland Bartender Wages: How Much Does a Bartender Make?
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Bartender Wages Maryland
One of the first questions that people often ask us at the Maryland Bartending Academy is about bartender wages in Maryland.

“How much do bartenders make?”

The answer is simple; bartenders can make as much as they want, as long as they are good at what they do.

Just think about a time you went to the bar and left a two dollar tip for your drink; the bartender spent less than a minute getting you that drink, and they were probably serving somebody else right after you, who also tipped them a few bucks?

Basically, a bartender will be making money based almost entirely on tips, so in the right environment, you can make over a hundred dollars an hour!

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One of the biggest factors that determine Maryland bartender wages is the location where you work.

An upscale restaurant like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will ensure that your patrons are wealthy enough to tip you well, and a venue that is always crowded will make sure that you have a steady stream of customers tipping you enough.

A hole-in-the-wall bar will not offer you the same opportunity as other establishments, but a good bartender can still make a lot of money from a small establishment.

Patrons are the lifeblood of a bartender’s employment, and knowing how to make them happy is just as important as the location where you work.

A good bartender should be able to mix their drinks with perfection, knowing not only what portions to put in, but also how your customer likes it!

Being friendly, personable, and able to recall a patron and their favorite drink is almost as important as being a master of your craft – which you will most certainly be after becoming certified by us.

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What Is a Bartender’s Actual Wage?

Anyone that has been to a bar knows that they are not always crowded, and even regulars do not always show up.

It is generally only weekends, holidays, and special occasions when people are out bar hopping and you are serving a continuous stream of patrons, but even on regular evenings a bartender’s average pay is still $8 to $10 an hour in Maryland.

Bartending is a job that can obviously earn you a lot of money quickly, but it also offers an excitement that other jobs cannot match.

Your workplace pulses with life, and your job is to make sure that your customers unwind, enjoying both themselves and their drinks.

Patrons will turn to you for suggestions on more than just drinks (we can help you mix the correct ratio on a gin and tonic), but being an agreeable person will also elevate your craft, and help make sure that you walk out with a lot more than just your hourly wage!

So the recipe for how much a bartender makes is pretty simple: it is two parts training, one part location, and one part being a fun and hospitable person.

The training is something we can help you with — you can even try it out for free — and we even place you in a job (does a cruise ship, vacation resort, or nightclub sound exciting?) — so the location can be taken of as well; the rest, being a person that is fun to be around, is completely up to you!

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How Do I Get Started and Become a Bartender?

Bartending is an employment that earns you a lot of money and offers plenty of excitement.

To get a job as a bartender, you can either work your way up at a restaurant — bussing tables and cleaning plates — or you can talk to us and get the right training and experience to be immediately hired.

If you live in Maryland near Glen Burnie, Columbia, Ellicott City, Baltimore, Annapolis or Silver Spring, the Maryland Bartending Academy will give you the right training and experience needed to become a top-earning bartender.

The Maryland Bartending Academy’s two-week and five-week courses will teach you everything from customer service to methods of mixing.

We also offer a deluxe bartender’s toolkit that can help you serve at your job or take your hobby to the next level.

By enrolling in our classes, you will perfect the craft with the help from industry professionals that have been teaching the trade for nearly 30 years, using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.

So whether you are considering bartending as a job or you want to elevate your hobby to the next level, our knowledge can help you get what you need.

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Everything that one would need to know to become a successful bartender can be learned at the Maryland Bartending Academy.

Here is what one of our graduates has to say about us:

“The Maryland Bartending Academy helped me to become a confident bartender, while at the same time having fun.

Because of everything the Maryland Bartending Academy has taught me, I now make more money in tips than I have made in wages at previous jobs.”

Bobby Anderson, Baltimore, MD

Are You Ready to Become a Bartender?

To learn more about the Maryland Bartending Academy or bartender wages in Maryland about bartending in general call: 410-787-0020 or fill out a request for additional information here.