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Waiter/Waitress Counter Salary

The average pay for a Waiter/Waitress Counter is $7.86 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$3.09 - $10.19
(Median)
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$7
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MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$3.09 - $10.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35 - $6.90  
Overtime
$4.22 - $13.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
Total Pay (?
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$8,761 - $25,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Counter

Counter waiters and waitresses work with kitchen staff, shift leaders, and managers to serve customers food from a counter (such as at a diner or take-out counter). These waiters are generally responsible for preparing tables or eating areas for customers' meals, taking patrons' orders, answering any questions, and making suggestions based on patron's wants. They are also in charge of writing down and processing food orders, serving food, and responding to any customer needs to ensure a pleasant dining experience. If the customer has any problems, the waiter must immediately take action to resolve any issues and (if required) involve management to ensure the customer is satisfied. In facilities that serve alcoholic beverages, counter waiters check IDs to confirm patrons are of legal age to drink alcoholic beverages.

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Waiter/Waitress Counter Tasks

  • Clean and disinfect counters, serving implements, dishes, and other items.
  • Serve food and beverages, keep counter tidy and collect payment.
  • Use register and credit card payment systems, balancing at the end of each shift.
  • Greet customers, answer questions and take orders.
  • Answer phones, provide directions and record take-out orders.

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Counter Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$17,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 82%
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