Banquet Server Salary

Median pay for Banquet Servers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.04 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.72 per hour and $15.99. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly one in four, and nearly one in seven earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Banquet Servers (54 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$16,571 - $73,974
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$74K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$7.72 - $15.99
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$16,571 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $354.79  
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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$16,854 - $41,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $15.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $13.74  
Overtime
$5.70 - $22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $354.79  
   
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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$16,854 - $41,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Job Description for Banquet Server

Banquet servers work as part of a team to serve food and beverages at events. They are involved in all aspects of banquets, such as setting up tables, folding napkins, serving guests, and cleaning up. These individuals may also be required to perform basic kitchen tasks as needed. Banquet servers must be courteous and responsive to the needs of guests, ensuring attendees are properly served. Banquet servers work in a variety of settings, such as hotels, college campuses, and independent catering companies. Wages vary depending on the employer; some banquet servers work for an hourly wage plus tips, and others receive an hourly wage plus a portion of the cost of the event. Hours vary depending on the needs of the employer, although evening and weekend events are common.

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Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Server

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Banquet Servers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $25K. Banquet Servers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Banquet Server with more than 20 years of experience can earn $32K on average.

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Experience Affects Banquet Server Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 73%
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