Banquet Server Salary

Earnings for Banquet Servers in the United States come in at around $10.04 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $7.81 per hour and $15.74. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Roughly one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in five collect dental insurance. Women Banquet Servers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$16,828 - $65,436
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$65K
MEDIAN: $30,339
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$7.81 - $15.74
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$16,828 - $65,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
Profit Sharing
$6,250  
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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$17,124 - $42,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.81 - $15.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $14.19  
Overtime
$5.00 - $22.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,250  
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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$17,124 - $42,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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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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Common Career Paths for Banquet Server


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Banquet Servers sometimes assume positions such as Food and Beverage Managers. That role pays $43K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Banquet Server involves becoming a Banquet Manager or a Banquet Captain, roles that pay $17K more and $7K more on average.

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $26K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $32K.

Banquet Server Reviews

What is it like working as a Banquet Server?

Banquet Server in Detroit:
"You never have work."
Pros: Being able to work wen you have party's and make so money . And the down side is that if the company don't have busy you don't have work and your work check look little , like 15.96 is what you will be being home.
Cons: No work.

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Experience Affects Banquet Server Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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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
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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