Busboy Salary

A Busboy earns an average wage of $7.37 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$10,067 - $35,759
(Median)
$10K
$18K
$36K
MEDIAN: $17,502
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$5.90 - $9.26
(Median)
$5
$7
$9
MEDIAN: $7.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$10,067 - $35,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$13,895 - $21,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$5.90 - $9.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.03  
Overtime
$12.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$13,895 - $21,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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

  • Check off and pick up storeroom supplies.
  • Set up and maintain cleanliness of work station.
  • Stock needed supplies.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Busboy Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$17,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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