While some service industry jobs can earn an incredible near six figures annually (via Workopolis), a bartender working at an Applebee’s can expect to earn a more likely wage of about $11.43 per hour, according to Indeed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a similar amount listed for average hourly wages of bartenders, meaning what employees earn at Applebee’s is in line with the national average. This comes out to be a salary of around $24,000 per year, assuming the person is working 40 hours per week and 50 weeks out of the year.
Applebee’s has won its fair share of workplace awards over the years as well, including an accolade from Forbes for being one of America’s best managed companies as well as the “Best Chain Award” from Restaurant Hospitality Magazine (per Applebee’s). It’s also rated fairly well by employees who give it 3.5 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor, so it may actually be a solid option for regular work. All things considered, Applebee’s seems to have a lot going for them, and it’s easy to see why it’s remained so popular throughout its 40-plus-year reign with both customers and team members.