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Waiter/Waitress Informal Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$29,406 (USD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$1,547

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Waiter/Waitress Informal is $29,406 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Waiter/Waitress Informal is between $24,959 and $34,493. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Serves food to patrons at counters and tables of coffeeshops, lunchrooms, and other dining establishments where food service is informal.
  • Presents menu, answers questions, and makes suggestions regarding food and service.
  • Records order on check or memorizes it.
  • Relays order to kitchen and serves courses from kitchen and service bars.
  • Observes guests to respond to additional requests and to determine when meal has been completed.
  • Totals bill and accepts payment or refers patron to cashier ii.
  • May ladle soup, toss salads, portion pies and desserts, brew coffee, and perform other services as determined by establishment's size and practices.
  • May clear and reset counters or tables at conclusion of each course dining room attendant.
Waiter/Waitress Informal Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Waiters and Waitresses

Job family population: 2,584,220

Estimated population of Waiter/Waitress Informal jobs: 243,149

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$34,090
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Waiter/Waitress Informal Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Everything from formal and informal dining, to a crystal blue pool, fitness, creative arts and more. When stepping out, you can enjoy the resources and cultural opportunities of charming Northbrook ...
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