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Restaurant Food Server Salary

$25,816 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$1,366

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 12, 2019

The average pay for a Restaurant Food Server is $25,816 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Restaurant Food Server is between $20,459 and $29,993. 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.
Restaurant Food Server Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Waiters and Waitresses

Job family population: 2,582,410

Estimated population of Restaurant Food Server jobs: 409,312

Rate of error: 0.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$29,928
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...

Restaurant Food Server Job Listings for United States

Senior Lead Food Server (Free Meals & Parking)
Dec 9
Seattle, United States
ERA Living - The Lakeshore in Renton
Era Living is seeking a full-time Senior Lead Food Server to become the newest member of our Dining ... Minimum two years serving experience in a restaurant/hospitality environment required; banquet ...
Food Server (Complimentary Meals | Free Parking)
Dec 2
Seattle, Washington, USA
ERA Living - The Lakeshore in Renton
The Food Server is responsible for ensuring that all guests to our full service restaurant are treated to a world class dining experience. This position takes orders and delivers meals with attention ...
Food Server / Ice Cream Server
Dec 3
Orem, UT, USA
Brooker's Founding Flavors Ice Cream
Perform other restaurant duties as assigned ​ Qualifications: * Previous experience in customer ... food service, or other related fields * Ability to build rapport with guests * Ability to thrive in ...
Restaurant Server
Dec 4
Beaverton, United States
Canfield Place - Food and Beverage
The Restaurant Server is responsible for the flow of service from the kitchen to ensure all ... Performs minor food preparation duties as assigned. * Carry an oval tray with a minimum of 4 plates
food server
Oct 29
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Market Grille Cafe
We are seeking a Food Server to become. Personality plus, team player, ability to handle many tasks ... Greet and make all guests feel welcome at the restaurant * Respond to guest inquiries and requests ...

The average pay for a Restaurant Food Server is $25,816 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Restaurant Food Server is between $20,459 and $29,993. 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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Senior Lead Food Server (Free Meals & Parking)
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Era Living is seeking a full-time Senior Lead Food Server to become the newest member of our Dining ... Minimum two years serving experience in a restaurant/hospitality environment required; banquet ...
Food Server (Complimentary Meals | Free Parking)
Dec 2
Seattle, Washington, USA
ERA Living - The Lakeshore in Renton
The Food Server is responsible for ensuring that all guests to our full service restaurant are treated to a world class dining experience. This position takes orders and delivers meals with attention ...
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