An Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress earns an average wage of $5.12 per hour.

$8,671 - $40,828
(Median)
$9K
$20K
$41K
MEDIAN: $20,320
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50%
90%

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$2.19 - $10.19
(Median)
$2
$5
$10
MEDIAN: $5.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$8,671 - $40,828  
   
Bonus
$500  
Profit Sharing
$230.00  
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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$8,386 - $35,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$2.19 - $10.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89 - $14.99  
Overtime
$3.25 - $18.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$500  
   
Profit Sharing
$230.00  
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).
)
$8,386 - $35,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,025
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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