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$11,989 - C$54,362
C$12K
C$24K
C$54K
MEDIAN: C$24,417
10%
50%
90%

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C$8.73 - C$12.46
C$8
C$10
C$12
MEDIAN: C$10.24
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$19KC$38KC$57K
Salary
C$11,989 - C$54,362  
   
Bonus
C$52.50  
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$18,522 - C$36,238  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$7C$14C$21
Hourly Rate
C$8.73 - C$12.46  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.79 - C$15.10  
Overtime
C$14.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$14KC$28KC$42K
Bonus
C$52.50  
   
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$18,522 - C$36,238  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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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$25,272

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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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%
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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 18 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 89%
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