The average rate for a Waiter/Waitress, Hotel is $7.51 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.
Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Total Pay (?
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$9,402 - $71,517
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72K
MEDIAN: $27,602
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Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Total Pay (?
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$2.99 - $12.45
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MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$9,402 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$10,366 - $51,411  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$2.99 - $12.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.44 - $16.14  
Overtime
$1.80 - $18.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$10,366 - $51,411  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel
A waiter/waitress who works in a hotel generally serves food and/or drinks to the hotel's patrons. A hotel's waiter/waitress job typically includes seating customers, giving them menu suggestions, taking their food and drink orders, delivering the food and preparing the bill for it. A college or advanced degree is generally not required for this type of position; many waiters/waitresses only have a high school diploma or GED. There may, however, be an age restriction for applicants who apply for this kind of job if the establishment serves alcoholic beverages. Regardless, the waiter/waitress should be proficient in math, be able to run a cash register, have good people skills and legible hand writing. This job can be demanding both physically and mentally demanding due to the heavy lifting, long hours that are often required, the need to be on one's feet most of the time and the large amount of walking that's inherent in a restaurant or bar setting.
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 18 votes.
Gender
Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 44%
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