Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary

Waiter or Waitress Captains in the United States can expect to earn an average of $8.05 per hour. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Work is enjoyable for Waiter or Waitress Captains, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in four collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$10,800 - $60,000
$11K
$29K
$60K
MEDIAN: $29,479
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$2.92 - $17.76
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$18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$10,800 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$12,332 - $58,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Hourly Rate
$2.92 - $17.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.68 - $19.18  
Overtime
$2.21 - $52,623  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50M$100M$150M
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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$12,332 - $58,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲3%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 66%