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Restaurant Server Salary

How much does a Restaurant Server make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Restaurant Server

$25,740 (USD)/yr

$12 (USD)/hr

$1,362 (USD)/yr

$25,504 (USD)/yr

$12 (USD)/hr

$1,362 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average restaurant server salary in United States is $25,740 or an equivalent hourly rate of $12. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,362. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$20,399 (USD)

$29,904 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$29,840 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Restaurant Server will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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