Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

Pay for Hotel Waiters or Waitresses in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.12 per hour. Most Hotel Waiters or Waitresses report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Hotel Waiters or Waitresses making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly two-fifths.

$17,574 - $81,228

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$6.95 - $16.39

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$17,574 - $81,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,377  
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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$16,015 - $61,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$6.95 - $16.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27 - $19.01  
Overtime
$1.26 - $28.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,377  
   
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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$16,015 - $61,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $24K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $24K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $33K.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 53%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 37%
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