The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress in United Kingdom is £6.88.
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What Do Waiter/Waitresses Do?
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 cou…Read more
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Waiter/Waitress
The top respondents for the job title Waiter/Waitress are from the companies Marstons PLC, Greene King and Whitbread PLC.. Reported salaries are highest at Nando's where the average pay is £7.16. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Whitbread PLC. and Frankie and Bennys, earning around £6.74 and £6.07, respectively. Pizza Hut, Inc. pays the lowest at around £4.12. Marstons PLC and Pizza Express also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £4.36 and £5.83, respectively.
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitresses?
An entry-level Waiter/Waitress with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £6.07 based on 220 salaries. An early career Waiter/Waitress with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £6.82 based on 832 salaries. A mid-career Waiter/Waitress with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.72 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.84 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Waiter/Waitress in their job title in London, England earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (9.0% less), Norwich, England: Norfolk (5.5% less) and Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (2.5% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,296 survey responses.