Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress earns an average wage of $4.38 per hour.
Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress Total Pay (?
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$7,349 - $36,766
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17,728
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Entry-Level Waiter/Waitress Total Pay (?
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$2.17 - $8.90
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $4.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$7,349 - $36,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $982  
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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$6,126 - $29,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$2.17 - $8.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67 - $13.77  
Overtime
$1.80 - $14.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $982  
   
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).
)
$6,126 - $29,515  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,579
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$16,000
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Gender

Female
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Male
25%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 87%
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