Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

Hotel Waiters or Waitresses in the United States take home an average $9.00 per hour. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most Hotel Waiters or Waitresses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Hotel Waiters or Waitresses (58 percent) who responded to the survey.

$17,551 - $86,555
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$87K
MEDIAN: $31,009
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$6.92 - $15.32
(Median)
$6
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$17,551 - $86,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
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).
)
$15,967 - $65,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$6.92 - $15.32  
   
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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).
)
$15,967 - $65,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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. Hotel Waiters or Waitresses bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $33K.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 57%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

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
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 42%
ADVERTISEMENT