Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

Median pay for Hotel Waiters or Waitresses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $8.94 per hour. Most Hotel Waiters or Waitresses report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. Male Hotel Waiters or Waitresses are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$17,528 - $81,951
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$82K
MEDIAN: $30,786
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$6.93 - $15.26
(Median)
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$15
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$17,528 - $81,951  
   
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).
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$15,962 - $60,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$6.93 - $15.26  
   
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$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).
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$15,962 - $60,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $24K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $24K. For Hotel Waiters or Waitresses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $33K on average.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 56%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 40%
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