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Bartender

Prepare and serve drinks to customers in licensed bars or establishments.

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Bartender is between $50k and $60k
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How do Bartenders rate their role?

Latest reviews from 14 Bartenders surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.3
Job satisfaction
3.5
Career progression opportunities
3.2
Job security
2.4
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
2.7

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Feb 2020
hospitality is not a career it is a part time work only. dont make the mistake of thinking you will have a good life being in hospitality
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Hospitality
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Bartending
The good things
waiting I a terrible job as is hospitality in general. it Is not a career unless you plan to buy your own restaurant or you are in head office roles. pay is terrible and it should be worse. hospitalit...
The challenges
waiting and hospitality is in no way challenging it is the easiest possible job available. just smile be happy and work.
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Jan 2020
Good luck getting more than weekend shifts. Do not recommend.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
F&B attendant
The good things
I reccomend Bartending only to those who have a passionate interest in alcoholic beverages - whether that is a fascination to learn cocktails, an interest in spirits, wine, or a passion for beers... I...
The challenges
Bartending alternates between absolutely boring (counting every minute) when a venue is dead,, to quite stressful when the bar is surrounded by impatient/thirsty punters. Job security is usually poor....
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10.9%
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