Restaurant Server Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Restaurant Server is $7.62 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Restaurant Server Total Pay (?
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$2.16 - $10.14
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$2.16 - $10.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $19.91  
Overtime
$1.53 - $19.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$12,098 - $45,385  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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 38%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 65%
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