The average wage for a Busser is $8.25 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$11,825 - $30,073
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,203
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90%

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$6.16 - $10.20
(Median)
$6
$8
$10
MEDIAN: $8.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,825 - $30,073  
   
Bonus
$370.00  
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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$14,986 - $25,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$6.16 - $10.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $7.35  
Overtime
$7.18 - $18.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$370.00  
   
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).
)
$14,986 - $25,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Job Description for Busser

The work done by a busser is essential to the success of a restaurant or food establishment. Tasks performed by those working as a busser contribute behind the scenes to a pleasant dining experience for customers. These tasks include assisting the customer-facing wait staff, transporting dirty dishes to the kitchen, and clearing tables after customers have paid their bill and left the restaurant. The job of a busser is generally considered entry-level and open to individuals currently in high school, to those who have recently completed their high school education, or to those who haven’t completed high school.

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Busser 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 Busser Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 33%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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