Average Waiter/Waitress Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress is $7.82 in 2023

Hourly Rate
$2 - $15
$11 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$2 - $26k
$2k - $36k
Total Pay
$5k - $33k
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What Do Waiter/Waitresses Do?

Waiter/Waitress 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.
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How do Waiter/Waitresses Rate Their Jobs?

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 166 responses, the job of Waiter/Waitress has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.58 out of 5. On average, Waiter/Waitresss are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Waiter/Waitresses

What is the highest pay for Waiter/Waitresses?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Waiter/Waitress is $14.83 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Waiter/Waitresses?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Waiter/Waitress is $2.44 / hour

How can Waiter/Waitresses increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Waiter/Waitress is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Waiter/Waitress that oversees more junior Waiter/Waitresses, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.