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Average Food Server, Kitchen Hourly Pay

$10.27
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$350
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The average hourly pay for a Food Server, Kitchen is $10.27.
10%
$8.08
MEDIAN
$10.27
90%
$13.69
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
Bonus
$51 - $3,000
Total Pay
$16,945 - $29,676
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What Do Food Server, Kitchens Do?

Food Server, Kitchen Tasks
  • Greet guests in a friendly and courteous manner and explain any specials and restaurant promotions for guest awareness.
  • Operate procedures to pre-check order and close out the check.
  • When complete, retrieve order the from kitchen, confirm its accuracy, and deliver to guest.
  • Input the order to the kitchen.
  • Record the details of the order from the guests.

Job Satisfaction for Food Server, Kitchen

3.6 out of 5
(63)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Food Server, Kitchen are from the companies Taco Bell Corporation, Chick-Fil-A Inc and Casey's General Stores, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Courtyard by Marriott where the average pay is $10.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Hy-Vee, Inc., earning around $10.00. Taco Bell Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.27. Casey's General Stores, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.42.

Career Paths

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Food Server, Kitchens?

An entry-level Food Server, Kitchen with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.44 based on 39 salaries. An early career Food Server, Kitchen with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.10 based on 153 salaries. A mid-career Food Server, Kitchen with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.25 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Food Server, Kitchen with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.75 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 280 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.9%
Early Career
54.6%
Mid Career
13.6%
Experienced
11.4%
Late Career
6.4%