The average hourly pay for a Waiter/Waitress Counter is $8.46.
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Job Description for Waiter/Waitress Counter
Counter waiters and waitresses work with kitchen staff, shift leaders, and managers to serve customers food from a counter (such as at a diner or take-out counter). These waiters are generally responsible for preparing tables or eating areas for customers' meals, taking patrons' orders, answering any questions, and making suggestions based on patron's wants. They are also in charge of writing down and processing food orders, serving food, and responding to any customer needs to ensure a pleasant…Read more
Waiter/Waitress Counter Tasks
- Greet customers, answer questions and take orders.
- Answer phones, provide directions and record take-out orders.
- Use register and credit card payment systems, balancing at the end of each shift.
- Clean and disinfect counters, serving implements, dishes, and other items.
- Serve food and beverages, keep counter tidy and collect payment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Waiter/Waitress Counter
An entry-level Waiter/Waitress Counter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.05 based on 16 salaries. An early career Waiter/Waitress Counter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.47 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Waiter/Waitress Counter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $7.50 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $10.
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