£13,000 Average salary at age 20
£17,680 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week


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

Main 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.


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.

What Bar staff studied in higher education

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What Bar staff studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies6
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology5
(W1) Fine art2
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music4
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography3
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies4
(L2) Politics2
(K1) Architecture1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama5
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport3
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics1
(N1) Business studies3
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science5
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period5
(Q8) Classical studies1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science2
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

161000 Workforce Size
0.25% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
26058 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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