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Cocktail Server Salary

For Cocktail Servers, wages are rounded out by a healthy number of tips. Of the $16.34 they earn per hour on average, a little more than half comes from tips. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Women account for the majority of Cocktail Servers who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Although a majority lack health benefits of any kind, roughly two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$2.39 - $10.41
(Median)
$2
$7
$10
MEDIAN: $7.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$2.39 - $10.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.42 - $15.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
   
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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$12,214 - $42,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Cocktail Server

  • Monitor and check serving station and supplies.
  • Enter orders into the system and coordinate with kitchen for timely delivery.
  • Interact with customers, by answering questions, taking orders, delivering orders and checking back.
  • Collect payments and maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

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Experience Affects Cocktail Server Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 60%