Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary

Median pay for Waiter or Waitress Captains in the United States is around $8.76 per hour. Compensation ranges between $3.02 per hour and $16.12. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. One-fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-seventh collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10,213 - $54,198
(Median)
$10K
$23K
$54K
MEDIAN: $23,174
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$3.02 - $16.12
(Median)
$3
$8
$16
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$10,213 - $54,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$14,446 - $49,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$3.02 - $16.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67 - $17.50  
Overtime
$3.07 - $24.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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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$14,446 - $49,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress Captain

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Waiter or Waitress Captains, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $23K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $26K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Waiter or Waitress Captains who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $40K.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 72%
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