The average pay for a Waiter/Waitress Counter is $8.10 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$11,000 - $26,499
(Median)
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$12K
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MEDIAN: $12,208
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$2.33 - $10.22
(Median)
$2
$8
$10
MEDIAN: $8.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$12,208  
   
Total Pay (?
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$8,648 - $24,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$2.33 - $10.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.30  
Overtime
$11.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$8,648 - $24,972  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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

National Average
$18,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 79%
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