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Restaurant Server Salary

$25,584 (USD)

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Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Restaurant Server is $25,584 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Restaurant Server is between $20,275 and $29,723. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Restaurant Server. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Server Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Waiters and Waitresses

Job family population: 2,584,220

Estimated population of Restaurant Server jobs: 409,599

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
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 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), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Restaurant Server Job Listings for United States

Restaurant Server
May 24
Sherwood, United States
Leisure Care
Job Title Restaurant Server Location The Ackerly at Sherwood - Shwerwood, OR US (Primary) About Our Communities: The Ackerly at Sherwood is a new retirement community conveniently located in Sherwood ...
Restaurant Server PT 500 Hire on Bonus
May 23
Leisure Care
Restaurant Server Leisure Care, a One Eighty Company, has been a leader in the senior housing industry for nearly 40 years. We're experienced. We're ambitious. We're fun. And we're looking for ...
Eques - Restaurant Server (On-Call)
May 16
Bellevue, WA, USA
Veterans Wanted The Hyatt Regency Bellevue is excited to welcome a new Restaurant Server to join our Eques team! At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive ...
Restaurant Server
May 20
Charlotte, NC, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte Airport
We are seeking a restaurant Server for our DoubleTree Charlotte, NC location. If interested, please apply today! PAH Managementis a fast-growing unique company hospitality industry. We take pride in ...
Restaurant Server
May 21
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Server Our restaurants are a high energy, fun and family-friendly dining environment for everyone to enjoy. Our extensive menu includes BJ's signature deep dish pizza, salads, steaks, ribs, generous ...
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