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Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary

The average Waiter or Waitress Captain in the United States earns approximately $8.54 per hour. Pay generally varies between $2.75 per hour and $16.85. Job satisfaction for Waiter or Waitress Captains is high. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a fifth collect dental insurance. Women Waiter or Waitress Captains who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$10,067 - $48,656
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MEDIAN: $23,740
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$2.75 - $16.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$10,067 - $48,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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 - $49,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$2.75 - $16.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.45 - $18.24  
Overtime
$3.21 - $24.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
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 - $49,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 66%