Banquet Server Salary

A Banquet Server earns an average wage of $10.24 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$20,948 - $62,188
$21K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,564
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50%
90%

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$7.68 - $15.89
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.27
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$0$62K
Salary $20,948 - $62,188
Bonus $203.47
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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$18,082 - $45,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $7.68 - $15.89
Hourly Tips $0.99 - $25.25
Overtime $4.71 - $26.43
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $203.47
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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$18,082 - $45,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 232

Job Description for Banquet Server

Banquet servers work as part of a team to serve food and beverages at events. They are involved in all aspects of banquets, such as setting up tables, folding napkins, serving guests, and cleaning up. These individuals may also be required to perform basic kitchen tasks as needed. Banquet servers must be courteous and responsive to the needs of guests, ensuring attendees are properly served. Banquet servers work in a variety of settings, such as hotels, college campuses, and independent catering companies. Wages vary depending on the employer; some banquet servers work for an hourly wage plus tips, and others receive an hourly wage plus a portion of the cost of the event. Hours vary depending on the needs of the employer, although evening and weekend events are common.

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Banquet Server Tasks

  • Welcome guests upon arrival and respond to all questions and complaints.
  • Maintain cleanliness of banquet room throughout event, bussing tables and sanitizing service areas.
  • Serve food and drink to guests, relaying special orders to kitchen staff.
  • Prepare and break-down banquet room, including tables, buffet, and food displays, as per supervisor's instruction.

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Banquet Server Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Server

Pay by Experience for a Banquet Server has a positive trend. An entry-level Banquet Server with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Banquet Server with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Banquet Server which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 51 salaries. A Banquet Server with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 25 salaries.

Banquet Server Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Banquet Server?

Banquet Server in Sussex:
Pros: Flexible.
Cons: Stress, the conditions.

Banquet Server in Detroit:
"You never have work."
Pros: Being able to work wen you have party's and make so money . And the down side is that if the company don't have busy you don't have work and your work check look little , like 15.96 is what you will be being home.
Cons: No work.

Banquet Server in Memphis:
Pros:
Cons: The selfish people that work there.

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Key Stats for Banquet Server

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Banquet Server Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$25,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 83%