How Much do Bartenders Make in Indiana?

Do bartenders in Indiana make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Indiana bartenders?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bartenders in Indiana earn an average of $23,000 a year, equivalent to $11.06 an hour.

This is 18% less than bartenders nationwide and 51% less than the typical Indiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
  • This includes reported tips. It's very likely that a percentage of tips are not reported so real wages are probably higher
Indiana Bartender Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $17.19 $35,750
75th $11.76 $24,460
50th $9.48 $19,720
25th $8.52 $17,720
10th $7.96 $16,560
Indiana Bartenders Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bloomington $11.62 $24,170
Columbus $10.54 $21,910
Elkhart $10.64 $22,130
Evansville $9.18 $19,100
Fort Wayne $12.47 $25,940
Indianapolis $12.45 $25,890
Kokomo $11.10 $23,090
Lafayette $10.67 $22,200
Michigan City $9.54 $19,840
Muncie $8.86 $18,440
South Bend $11.15 $23,180
Terre Haute $9.74 $20,250
Indiana Bartender Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $11.06 $23,000
2018 $10.56 $21,970
2017 $10.27 $21,360
2016 $10.67 $22,200
2015 $10.33 $21,490
2014 $10.28 $21,370
2013 $9.59 $19,950
2012 $9.95 $20,700
2011 $9.71 $20,190