Average Busboy Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Busboy is $8.34.
MEDIAN $8.34
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Hourly Rate
$6 - $11
$200 - $9,720
Total Pay
$14,401 - $25,435

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Job Description for Busboy

Busboy Tasks
  • 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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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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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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