The average hourly pay for a Busboy is $8.34.
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$6 - $11
$200 - $9,720
$14,401 - $25,435
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Job Description for Busboy
A busboy or busser usually works in a restaurant under the supervision of a waiter. The more politically correct term is busser. The busser is usually responsible for clearing dishes from the table as meals are consumed. When the customer has left the premises, the busser will clear the remaining dishes, will tidy up the table, and will provide new place settings for the next guests. It is important to have a friendly and professional demeanor when approaching customers. The customer may somet…Read more
- Clean tables after guests have left and set up tables with clean silverware, glassware and napkins.
- Assist wait staff and kitchen staff in various ways.
- Stock needed supplies.
- Check off and pick up storeroom supplies.
- Set up and maintain cleanliness of work station.
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Pay by Experience Level for Busboy
An entry-level Busboy with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.33 based on 32 salaries. An early career Busboy with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.35 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Busboy with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.00 based on 8 salaries.
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Years of Experience
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