Waiter/Waitress Captain Salary

Waiter or Waitress Captains rely heavily on tips to get by, with gratuities accounting for just over a half of their $17.83 total hourly pay. Women Waiter or Waitress Captains who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Waiter or Waitress Captains like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and just over a fifth earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10,800 - $79,500
$11K
$29K
$80K
MEDIAN: $29,479
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50%
90%

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$2.97 - $18.26
$3
$8
$18
MEDIAN: $8.11
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$0$79K
Salary $10,800 - $79,500
Bonus $200.00
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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$12,588 - $66,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$52K
Hourly Rate $2.97 - $18.26
Hourly Tips $0.87 - $31.79
Overtime $2.21 - $52,623
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $200.00
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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$12,588 - $66,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Captain

The waiter/waitress captain is the person that has been put in charge of the rest of a restaurant's serving staff. They generally are promoted to this position after having worked as a waiter/waitress first at a given restaurant. This person must be familiar with everything the restaurant has to offer: This includes menus, bar items, entertainment and any other thing a customer might ask about. Though they oversee the dining room and lead the serving staff, they usually still wait on tables.

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Waiter/Waitress Captain Tasks

  • Take food and beverage orders, give food orders to kitchen and deliver orders.
  • Ensure proper levels of sanitation and cleanliness
  • Communicate and coordinate with serves and kitchen staff.
  • Schedule and oversee team of servers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress Captain

Pay by Experience for a Waiter/Waitress Captain has a positive trend. An entry-level Waiter/Waitress Captain with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Waiter/Waitress Captain with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress Captain which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 31 salaries. A Waiter/Waitress Captain 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 16 salaries.

Key Stats for Waiter/Waitress Captain

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Waiter/Waitress Captain Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Late-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 68%
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