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Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

The average Hotel Waiter or Waitress in the United States earns approximately $8.42 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more male Hotel Waiters or Waitresses than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. Although slightly more than half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$17,540 - $82,312
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$82K
MEDIAN: $31,009
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$6.85 - $17.00
(Median)
$6
$8
$17
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$17,540 - $82,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$15,456 - $59,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$6.85 - $17.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.99 - $18.88  
Overtime
$1.14 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$15,456 - $59,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

A waiter/waitress who works in a hotel generally serves food and/or drinks to the hotel's patrons. A hotel's waiter/waitress job typically includes seating customers, giving them menu suggestions, taking their food and drink orders, delivering the food and preparing the bill for it. A college or advanced degree is generally not required for this type of position; many waiters/waitresses only have a high school diploma or GED. There may, however, be an age restriction for applicants who apply for this kind of job if the establishment serves alcoholic beverages. Regardless, the waiter/waitress should be proficient in math, be able to run a cash register, have good people skills and legible hand writing. This job can be demanding both physically and mentally demanding due to the heavy lifting, long hours that are often required, the need to be on one's feet most of the time and the large amount of walking that's inherent in a restaurant or bar setting.

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $24K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $24K on average. Hotel Waiters or Waitresses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $31K.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 61%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 42%
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