The average hourly pay for a Server in New York, New York is $8.11.
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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 early career Server with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $7.84 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Server with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $7.86 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Server with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 13 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Server in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (34.3% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (66.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (61.3% less) and Orlando, Florida (35.4% less).
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