Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress Salary

An Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress earns an average wage of $5.14 per hour.

$8,243 - $42,889
$8K
$22K
$43K
MEDIAN: $21,546
10%
50%
90%

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$2.19 - $10.23
$2
$5
$10
MEDIAN: $5.14
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$8,243 - $42,889  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Profit Sharing
$580  
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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$8,475 - $35,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$2.19 - $10.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.87 - $14.68  
Overtime
$3.23 - $18.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
Profit Sharing
$580  
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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$8,475 - $35,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028

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"A Teenager Wanting Extra Money."
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"Work with brain."
If you see guest , introduce yourself is your grandmother or grandfather, and serve them as carefully is possible.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 89%
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