The average wage for a Waiter/Waitress is C$10.25 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$11,987 - C$48,160
C$12K
C$25K
C$48K
MEDIAN: C$24,578
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50%
90%

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C$8.72 - C$12.30
C$8
C$10
C$12
MEDIAN: C$10.25
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$17KC$34KC$51K
Salary
C$11,987 - C$48,160  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$18,610 - C$35,729  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$6C$12C$18
Hourly Rate
C$8.72 - C$12.30  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.66 - C$14.05  
Overtime
C$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$12KC$24KC$36K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$18,610 - C$35,729  
   
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 212

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 27 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$25,264

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Waiter/Waitress Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Waiter/Waitress?

Waiter/Waitress in Toronto:
"I Like My Job."
Pros: My co-workers, making the customers happy and selling a great product.
Cons: The customers, the work environment can be hostile, lack or organization and respect, ignorance, and the prices of the product.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
C$25,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 90%