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Food Server Salary

$25,807 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$1,365

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Food Server is $25,807 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Food Server is between $20,452 and $29,982. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Food Server. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Serves patrons of restaurant.
  • Explains how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods.
  • Informs customers of daily specials.
  • Answers questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.
  • Takes orders for food and beverages, and delivers food and beverages to table.
  • Checks with patrons to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and takes action to correct any problems.
Food Server Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Waiters and Waitresses

Job family population: 2,582,410

Estimated population of Food Server jobs: 409,312

Rate of error: 0.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$29,917
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Food Server Job Listings for United States

Food Server (Complimentary Meals | Free Parking)
Dec 2
Seattle, Washington, USA
ERA Living - The Lakeshore in Renton
Era Living is seeking a part-time Food Server to become the newest member of our Dining Services team located in our Lakeshore Community in South Seattle, WA. We offer competitive compensation and a ...
Food Server
Dec 3
Provo, UT, USA
Brooker's Founding Flavors Ice Cream
This position is located in Vineyard, UT in front of the Megaplex Theater We are seeking a Food Server / Ice Cream Server to become an integral part of our team! You will take orders and serve food ...
Food Server ( Fine Dining Experience )
Dec 2
Tucson, AZ, USA
Casino Del Sol
Food Server Department: Food and Beverage Job Summary: Provides food and beverage service to guests in an efficient, courteous, and professional manner as well as in compliance with the Gaming ...
Food Server
Nov 26
San Mateo, CA, USA
The Peninsula Regent
Food Servers are responsible for setting and clearing tables, delivering and serving food to our Members and guests in a timely, efficient, friendly fashion and performing various tasks and side work
Cocktail/Food Server
Dec 2
The Vesper
Our servers are energetic, enthusiastic, highly motivated and passionate about hospitality, food and beverage.For your application to be considered you must be available AM/PM services and weekends

The average pay for a Food Server is $25,807 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Food Server is between $20,452 and $29,982. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Food Server. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Food Server (Complimentary Meals | Free Parking)
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Provo, UT, USA
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