How Much do Bartenders Make in South Carolina?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bartenders in South Carolina earn an average of $22,460 a year, equivalent to $10.80 an hour.

This is 20% less than bartenders nationwide and 49% less than the typical South Carolina 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
South Carolina Bartender Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $16.16 $33,620
75th $11.13 $23,140
50th $9.14 $19,020
25th $8.38 $17,430
10th $7.92 $16,460
South Carolina Bartenders Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Charleston $12.00 $24,970
Columbia $10.54 $21,930
Florence $10.20 $21,220
Greenville $10.71 $22,280
Hilton Head Island $9.55 $19,870
Myrtle Beach $11.08 $23,050
Spartanburg $9.49 $19,740
Sumter $9.04 $18,810
South Carolina Bartender Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $10.80 $22,460
2018 $10.58 $22,010
2017 $10.49 $21,830
2016 $10.32 $21,460
2015 $10.09 $20,980
2014 $9.80 $20,390
2013 $9.63 $20,020
2012 $9.43 $19,620
2011 $9.34 $19,430