Average Food Server Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Food Server is $11.25

Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
$100 - $270
$0 - $12k
Total Pay
$16k - $32k
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What Do Food Servers Do?

Food Server 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.
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How do Food Servers Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Food Servers

What is the highest pay for Food Servers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Food Server is $15.17 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Food Servers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Food Server is $7.53 / hour

How can Food Servers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Food Server is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Food Server that oversees more junior Food Servers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.