Restaurant Server Salary
Restaurant Servers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $7.57 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Restaurant Servers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Just under one in three receive medical and dental insurance and just under a fifth get vision plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $18K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $23K. Restaurant Servers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $27K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.