Average Salary for Dave & Buster's Restaurants Employees

The average Dave & Buster's Restaurants employee earns $45K annually. How long you've been working influences pay for Dave & Buster's Restaurants workers the most, followed by what you do at the company and where you live. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Dave & Buster's Restaurants typically pays:
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Employer: Dave & Buster's Restaurants
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]General Manager, Restaurant (3)
$32,651 - $86,458  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (3)
Salary$33,777 - $73,958  
Bonus$1,148 - $17,014  
Total Pay$32,651 - $86,458  
[+]Restaurant Manager (2)
$33,307 - $67,202  
[+]Restaurant Manager (2)
Salary$34,285 - $62,280  
Bonus$606 - $8,019  
Total Pay$33,307 - $67,202  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (2)
$6,602 - $24,673  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (2)
Total Pay$6,602 - $24,673  
[+]Server (2)
$8,366 - $32,542  
[+]Server (2)
Total Pay$8,366 - $32,542  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $58K. Overall, the greater share of Dave & Buster's Restaurants folks have one to four years of experience and earn about $44K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Restaurant General Managers, who earn $63K, closely trailed by Restaurant Managers (around $52K) and Quality Assurance Coordinators ($44K).


Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays Dave & Buster's Restaurants the most — approximately $49K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $54K for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Servsafe food manager certifications with credentials; these people typically earn $44K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Dave & Buster's Restaurants pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — approximately $56K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be People Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $56K. Operations Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; over a third of Dave & Buster's Restaurants' people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Internal Audit, Inventory Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Dave & Buster's Restaurants employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone and free drinks.

Key Stats for Dave & Buster's Restaurants


47 %
53 %
$39,000 - $58,393
$40,268 - $63,585
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$44,911 - $61,224

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