Average Restaurant Server Hourly Pay

$8.80
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$175
Bonus
$8,000
Commission
$7,600
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Restaurant Server is $8.80.
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$2.49
MEDIAN
$8.80
90%
$12.39
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Hourly Rate
$2 - $12
Bonus
$1 - $1,468
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7,600
Commission
$0 - $8,000
Total Pay
$12,254 - $40,993

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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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 310 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
48.1%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
11.3%