Average Early-Career Food Server Hourly Pay

$10.16
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$6.30
MEDIAN
$10.16
90%
$13.47

The average hourly pay for a Food Server is $10.16

Hourly Rate
$6 - $13
Bonus
$25 - $303
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$14k - $28k
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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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Gender Breakdown

Female
82.5%
Male
17.5%
This data is based on 63 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

23%

Dental

18%

Vision

16%

None

77%