Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Waiter/Waitress Captain is $8.09 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Waiter/Waitress Captain Total Pay (?
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$11,792 - $48,834
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24,669
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Waiter/Waitress Captain Total Pay (?
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$2.97 - $16.27
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$11,792 - $48,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$14,661 - $49,295  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$2.97 - $16.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.65 - $18.77  
Overtime
$3.28 - $23.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$14,661 - $49,295  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Captain
The waiter/waitress captain is the person that has been put in charge of the rest of a restaurant's serving staff. They generally are promoted to this position after having worked as a waiter/waitress first at a given restaurant. This person must be familiar with everything the restaurant has to offer: This includes menus, bar items, entertainment and any other thing a customer might ask about. Though they oversee the dining room and lead the serving staff, they usually still wait on tables.
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Waiter/Waitress Captain Tasks
  • Communicate and coordinate with serves and kitchen staff.
  • Schedule and oversee team of servers.
  • Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.
  • Ensure proper levels of sanitation and cleanliness

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 68%
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