The average salary for a Waiter/Waitress is AED 23,717 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

AED 11,809 - AED 59,275
AED 12K
AED 24K
AED 59K
MEDIAN: AED 23,717
10%
50%
90%
AED 14.74 - AED 37.42
AED 27
MEDIAN: AED 27.50
50%
AED 0AED 74K
Salary AED 11,809 - AED 59,275
Bonus AED 1,000
Commission AED 37,400
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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AED 12,156 - AED 74,233
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 225
Hourly Data AED 0AED 295
Hourly Rate AED 27.50
Hourly Tips AED 0.50
Overtime AED 1.30 - AED 296
Annual Data AED 0AED 74K
Bonus AED 1,000
Commission AED 37,400
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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AED 12,156 - AED 74,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Waiter/Waitress

The job responsibilities of a waiter can vary depending upon the type of establishment in which they are employed. However, no matter what their specific job duties may be, there are a few skills that are universal and must be followed at all times. A few of those skills include kindness, punctuality, multitasking, and the ability to take directions clearly. A waiter or waitress shoulders a large responsibility when it comes to the reputation of a specific restaurant, as one poor performance could leave a group of customers unsatisfied and thus unwilling to visit the establishment in the future. Waiters and waitresses have a wide variety of tasks to perform during their work shift, including checking customers' identification to ensure that they are of legal age to consume alcohol. Furthermore, waiters and waitresses must write down, memorize, and properly deliver sometimes complex orders for the kitchen staff to ensure that customers are getting the exact orders that they ask for. They also must seat customers upon entering the restaurant, and then memorize their seating location and be prepared to attend to them throughout their visit. It is also important that a waiter or waitress have a great deal of knowledge of the menu which the customer is ordering from. This will ensure that the waiter or waitress will be prepared to answer any questions or concerns that a customer may have in regard to any item that he or she may be interested in. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Waiter/Waitress Tasks

  • Maintain table appearance by pre-bussing, check drink levels and remove clutter.
  • Keep station clean, set up and take down station tables appropriately.
  • Present check for payment and provides change as needed.
  • Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.

Waiter/Waitress Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 24,417

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Waiter/Waitress Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Waiter/Waitress?

Waiter/Waitress in Abu Dhabi:
Pros: Interacting with people from all cultures and backgrounds.
Cons: Hours of work. Underpaid. Over worked. Short staffed. No overtime pay.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
AED 24,000

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 22%