Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary

Pay for Waiter or Waitress Captains in the United States sits in the ballpark of $8.81 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $2.96 per hour and $15.94. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction for Waiter or Waitress Captains is high. Medical benefits are awarded to around one in four, and nearly one in six earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$10,213 - $54,198

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$2.96 - $15.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$10,213 - $54,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$15,209 - $46,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$2.96 - $15.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78 - $14.86  
Overtime
$2.93 - $24.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$15,209 - $46,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $38K.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 72%
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