Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

Annual compensation for Hotel Waiters or Waitresses is typically heavily supplemented by bonuses and commissions and totals around $30K (including $76K from bonuses and commissions). Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A little less than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in eight collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Hotel Waiters or Waitresses (61 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$15,002 - $173,658
$15K
$36K
$170K
MEDIAN: $35,553
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$6.84 - $16.36
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MEDIAN: $9.94
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$0$173K
Salary $15,002 - $173,658
Bonus $0.14 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $3,500
Commission $75,000
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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$15,557 - $99,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$146
Hourly Rate $6.84 - $16.36
Hourly Tips $0.38 - $29.40
Overtime $4.93 - $146.81
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.14 - $4,932
Commission $75,000
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$15,557 - $99,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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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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Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Tasks

  • Provide table service, taking orders, delivering food, checking in with customers, and responding to requests.
  • Addresses and resolves customer complaints and issues, relaying information to supervisors.
  • Assist guests in selecting food and beverages, providing suggestions, daily specials, and sharing recipe ingredients.
  • Places guest orders at the back of the house.
  • Serve, collect, and process tickets and payments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress, Hotel has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress, Hotel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress, Hotel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress, Hotel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 17 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress, Hotel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼10%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Experienced
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 52%
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