The average hourly pay for a Restaurant Server is $8.80.
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Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Server
An entry-level Restaurant Server with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.02 based on 21 salaries. An early career Restaurant Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.06 based on 149 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Server with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.16 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $7.00 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $5.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Restaurant Server in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 59.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (35.2% more) and New York, New York (25.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (23.3% less) and Las Vegas, Nevada (7.7% less).
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