Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salary

For Hotel Waiters or Waitresses, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to 257 percent of their $29K yearly pay. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to one-half enjoy medical while nearly one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-tenth. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,400 - $131,400
$14K
$35K
$130K
MEDIAN: $35,234
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50%
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$6.76 - $15.60
$6
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$16
MEDIAN: $9.84
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$0$131K
Salary $14,400 - $131,400
Bonus $350
Profit Sharing $4,000
Commission $75,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,303 - $88,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$484
Hourly Rate $6.76 - $15.60
Hourly Tips $0.26 - $29.53
Overtime $4.90 - $485
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $350
Commission $75,000
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,303 - $88,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

Job Description for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

A waiter/waitress who works in a hotel generally serves food and/or drinks to the hotel's patrons. A hotel's waiter/waitress job typically includes seating customers, giving them menu suggestions, taking their food and drink orders, delivering the food and preparing the bill for it. A college or advanced degree is generally not required for this type of position; many waiters/waitresses only have a high school diploma or GED. There may, however, be an age restriction for applicants who apply for this kind of job if the establishment serves alcoholic beverages. Regardless, the waiter/waitress should be proficient in math, be able to run a cash register, have good people skills and legible hand writing. This job can be demanding both physically and mentally demanding due to the heavy lifting, long hours that are often required, the need to be on one's feet most of the time and the large amount of walking that's inherent in a restaurant or bar setting.

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Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Tasks

  • Provide table service, taking orders, delivering food, checking in with customers, and responding to requests.
  • Addresses and resolves customer complaints and issues, relaying information to supervisors.
  • Assist guests in selecting food and beverages, providing suggestions, daily specials, and sharing recipe ingredients.
  • Places guest orders at the back of the house.
  • Serve, collect, and process tickets and payments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress, Hotel has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress, Hotel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress, Hotel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress, Hotel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 17 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress, Hotel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress, Hotel

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress, Hotel Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$28,000

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Experienced
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 48%