The average pay for a Server is $4.76 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Server Total Pay (?
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$7,891 - $52,463
(Median)
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36K
52K
MEDIAN: $23,778
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Server Total Pay (?
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$2.15 - $9.45
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MEDIAN: $4.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$7,891 - $52,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $459.58  
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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$8,264 - $37,895  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$2.15 - $9.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.05 - $17.77  
Overtime
$0.00 - $16.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $459.58  
   
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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$8,264 - $37,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,139
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Job Description for Server
A server works in a restaurant or bar, acting as the go-between from the guests at a table and the kitchen or bartender. He or she takes orders, delivers food and beverages, and helps ensure quality standards. In many establishments, the server also furnishes a bill and facilitates payment for the guests.
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Server Tasks
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Server
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Denver
up arrow 60%
Los Angeles
up arrow 43%
New York
up arrow 42%
Chicago
up arrow 40%
Las Vegas
up arrow 35%
Houston
up arrow 32%
Orlando
up arrow 32%
Dallas
up arrow 23%
Columbus
up arrow 17%
Miami
up arrow 11%
National Average
$20,000
San Antonio
up arrow 3%
Raleigh
up arrow 9%
Kansas City
up arrow 31%
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Experience Affects Server Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
National Average
$20,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 78%
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