A Busboy earns an average wage of $8.05 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$15,126 - $20,347
$19K
MEDIAN: $18,581
50%

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$6.19 - $10.64
$6
$8
$11
MEDIAN: $8.05
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$8K$16K$24K
Salary
$18,581  
   
Total Pay (?
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$14,327 - $23,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$6.19 - $10.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.07  
Overtime
$12.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$14,327 - $23,729  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Job Description for Busboy

A busboy or busser usually works in a restaurant under the supervision of a waiter. The more politically correct term is busser. The busser is usually responsible for clearing dishes from the table as meals are consumed. When the customer has left the premises, the busser will clear the remaining dishes, will tidy up the table, and will provide new place settings for the next guests.

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Busboy Tasks

  • Clean tables after guests have left and set up tables with clean silverware, glassware and napkins.
  • Assist wait staff and kitchen staff in various ways.
  • Stock needed supplies.
  • Check off and pick up storeroom supplies.
  • Set up and maintain cleanliness of work station.

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Key Stats for Busboy

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
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Experience Affects Busboy Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$18,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 88%
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