Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

For Hotel Waiters or Waitresses, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to 290 percent of their $26K annual pay. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Hotel Waiters or Waitresses — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Hotel Waiters or Waitresses (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to half, and about a seventh earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,867 - $178,032
$16K
$29K
$180K
MEDIAN: $29,479
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$6.97 - $16.29
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $9.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$15,867 - $178,032  
   
Bonus
$0.21 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$15,936 - $102,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$6.97 - $16.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27 - $30.41  
Overtime
$4.30 - $145.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.21 - $5,034  
   
Commission
$75,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$15,936 - $102,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Experienced
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 50%