Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary (United States)

A Waiter/Waitress, Hotel earns an average wage of $8.09 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Total Pay (?
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$17,523 - $103,363
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MEDIAN: $30,520
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Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Total Pay (?
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$6.13 - $13.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$17,523 - $103,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
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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$13,334 - $61,825  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$6.13 - $13.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.32 - $16.31  
Overtime
$1.89 - $20.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,462  
   
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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$13,334 - $61,825  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%
Experienced
up arrow 59%
National Average
$24,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 39%
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