Average Late-Career Server Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Server is $5.11.
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Hourly Rate
$2 - $15
$101 - $1,424
$0 - $13,000
Total Pay
$7,077 - $50,786

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Job Description for Server

Server Tasks
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Server are from the companies Denny's, Olive Garden Restaurants and Waffle House, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store where the average pay is $3.92. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Waffle House, Inc., earning around $3.45. Olive Garden Restaurants pays the lowest at around $2.15. Denny's also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $2.35.

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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 $7.14 based on 534 salaries. An early career Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $7.31 based on 2,924 salaries. A mid-career Server with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $6.75 based on 983 salaries. An experienced Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $5.73 based on 737 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (58.3% less), Tampa, Florida (2.2% less) and Houston, Texas (0.8% less).

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