Restaurant Server Salary
The average Restaurant Server in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $7.71 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Restaurant Servers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Restaurant Servers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Just under a third enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a fifth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Server
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $19K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $25K. Restaurant Servers see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $27K on average.
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