The average hourly pay for a Server in Houston, Texas is $2.76.
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Job Description for Server
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 pr…Read more
- Maintain table appearance by pre-bussing, check drink levels and remove clutter.
- Keep station clean, set up and take down station tables appropriately.
- Present check for payment and provides change as needed.
- Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.
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Pay by Experience Level for Server
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 $3.79 based on 6 salaries. An early career Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $3.48 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Server with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $2.21 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $2.34 based on 15 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 Server in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 304.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (294.6% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (201.1% more).
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