That’s according to a study from CareerBuilder.com. There are about 580,000 bartenders in the U.S., or about 1,8 per 1,000 residents. New York State has 2 bartenders per 1,000 residents.
The Rochester metro area has 2.3 bartenders per 1,000 people. Buffalo ranks third in the country, with 3 bartenders per 1,000 residents. That puts only New Orleans and Las Vegas ahead of Buffalo!
According to state labor department data, the median wage for the more than 2,600 bartenders in the Finger Lakes region is $19,120. They could be in line for a raise, as the tipped minimum wage is scheduled to go up at the end of the year.
Links of the Day:
– Both Rochester and Buffalo have school boards fighting with their superintendents. Watch for mayoral control to sneak into budget talks in Albany. The governor and allies will smell blood because of this chaos.
– “Cuomo, these people said, forbade toasts at his wedding to ensure there were no off-color stories told about him.” A new biography is out about the governor.
– The “LLC Loophole” allows money to flow freely to politicians in New York State.
– The Syracuse University men’s basketball team is worth nearly $27 million.
– Aging parents are worried about who will care for their children with developmental disabilities.
– ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ did not happen in Ferguson, but the phrase now has broader meaning.
– Shaken Baby Syndrome is in doubt, impacting alleged homicide cases all over the country.
– What is a “safe space?” It’s a place where dissension and differing viewpoints are not allowed.
– Monica Lewinsky is a survivor of “slut-shaming.” Now, she’s back on her own terms.