Average Waiter/Waitress Captain Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress Captain is $8.37.
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Hourly Rate
$3 - $18
$295 - $5,087
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6,150
Total Pay
$11,459 - $65,553

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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Captain

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

Job Satisfaction for Waiter/Waitress Captain

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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress Captain

An early career Waiter/Waitress Captain with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.99 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Waiter/Waitress Captain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.10 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Waiter/Waitress Captain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $7.86 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $5.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Waiter/Waitress Captain in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 79.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Miami, Florida (43.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (4.7% less).

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