The average wage for a Waiter/Waitress is C$10.25 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$11,897 - C$55,643
C$12K
C$24K
C$56K
MEDIAN: C$23,798
10%
50%
90%
C$8.57 - C$12.80
C$8
C$10
C$13
MEDIAN: C$10.16
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$55K
Salary C$11,897 - C$55,643
Bonus C$100
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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C$18,187 - C$39,603
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data C$0C$18
Hourly Rate C$8.57 - C$12.80
Hourly Tips C$0.74 - C$14.69
Overtime C$6.13 - C$18.42
Annual Data C$0C$39K
Bonus C$100
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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C$18,187 - C$39,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 407

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 by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$25,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$29,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$26,000 based on 27 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$30,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$24,759

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 Toronto:
"Flexible, welcoming,"
Pros: Free Food, great people.
Cons: Not enough hours.

Waiter/Waitress in Toronto:
"I Like My Job."
Pros: My co-workers, making the customers happy and selling a great product.
Cons: The customers, the work environment can be hostile, lack or organization and respect, ignorance, and the prices of the product.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
C$25,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 86%