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Banquet Server Salary

The average rate for a Banquet Server is $10.04 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$16,535 - $59,910
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$60K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$7.69 - $15.93
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$16,535 - $59,910  
   
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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$16,814 - $41,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.69 - $15.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $13.62  
Overtime
$6.01 - $22.20  
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).
)
$16,814 - $41,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Banquet Server Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 74%
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