The average pay for a Restaurant Server is $6.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Restaurant Server Total Pay (?
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$2.14 - $9.97
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MEDIAN: $6.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$2.14 - $9.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.79 - $19.15  
Overtime
$1.53 - $17.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.74  
   
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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$14,123 - $40,878  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Restaurant Server
  • Present check for payment and provides change as needed.
  • Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.
  • Maintain table appearance by pre-bussing, check drink levels and remove clutter.
  • Keep station clean, set up and take down station tables appropriately.
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Experience Affects Restaurant Server Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 7 votes.
Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 69%
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