Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary

Compensation for Waiter or Waitress Captains includes a healthy addition of tips, which amount to an average $9.17 per hour out of the total hourly pay of $17.17. For the most part, Waiter or Waitress Captains enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Waiter or Waitress Captains (52 percent) survey respondents. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over one in five collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$9,664 - $61,277
$10K
$29K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,479
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$2.83 - $17.67
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$0$61K
Salary $9,664 - $61,277
Bonus $200.00
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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$12,492 - $61,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$52K
Hourly Rate $2.83 - $17.67
Hourly Tips $1.26 - $31.37
Overtime $2.21 - $52,623
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $200.00
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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$12,492 - $61,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Captain

The waiter/waitress captain is the person that has been put in charge of the rest of a restaurant's serving staff. They generally are promoted to this position after having worked as a waiter/waitress first at a given restaurant. This person must be familiar with everything the restaurant has to offer: This includes menus, bar items, entertainment and any other thing a customer might ask about. Though they oversee the dining room and lead the serving staff, they usually still wait on tables.

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Waiter/Waitress Captain Tasks

  • Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.
  • Ensure proper levels of sanitation and cleanliness
  • Communicate and coordinate with serves and kitchen staff.
  • Schedule and oversee team of servers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress Captain

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress Captain has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress Captain with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress Captain with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress Captain which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 31 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress Captain 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 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress Captain

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Late-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 68%
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