Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Server is $7.66
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Servers?
An entry-level Server with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $7.47 based on 480 salaries. An early career Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $7.72 based on 2,336 salaries. A mid-career Server with 5-9 …Read more
What Do Servers Do?
A server works in a restaurant or bar, acting as the go-between from the guests at a table and the kitchen or bartender. He or she takes orders, delivers food and beverages, and helps ensure quality standards. In many establishments, the server also furnishes a bill and facilitates payment for the guests.
For most restaurants at the high end of casual service and above, servers are expected to act in a dual role as salespersons and customer service agents. They are expected to have extensive …Read more