How much does a Restaurant Server make?

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$32,895 /yr
Average Base Pay

65 salaries

$20K

Low

$33K

Average

$54K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Restaurant Server is $32,895 in United States. Filter by location to see Restaurant Server salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 65 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Restaurant Server employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Server$30,862 /yr
L3
Food Service Manager$46,789 /yr
L4
Lead Server$30,445 /yr
Career Path

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Related Job Titles

Food Server

$29,658

per year

Food Service

$32,581

per year

Server Waiter

$31,333

per year

Waitress

$30,147

per year

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Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $3 - $27
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$3

$27

$3 - $27 Range

Hyatt
4.2

Hyatt

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $3 - $22

$3

$22

$3 - $22 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.8

The Cheesecake Factory

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$7

 /hr
Range: $4 - $11

$4

$11

$4 - $11 Range

Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $7 - $18

$7

$18

$7 - $18 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.8

The Cheesecake Factory

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$2

 /hr
Range: $2 - $14

$2

$14

$2 - $14 Range

Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$6

 /hr
Range: $4 - $20

$4

$20

$4 - $20 Range

Hyatt
4.2

Hyatt

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

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Denny's
3.4

Denny's

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $3 - $11

$3

$11

$3 - $11 Range

Outback Steakhouse
3.7

Outback Steakhouse

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$2

 /hr
Range: $2 - $12

$2

$12

$2 - $12 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $12

$8

$12

$8 - $12 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $9 - $22

$9

$22

$9 - $22 Range

Marriott International
4.1

Marriott International

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$6

 /hr
Range: $3 - $14

$3

$14

$3 - $14 Range

Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $15

$12

$15

$12 - $15 Range

Hyatt
4.2

Hyatt

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $7 - $9

$7

$9

$7 - $9 Range

BJ's Restaurants
3.6

BJ's Restaurants

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $7 - $25

$7

$25

$7 - $25 Range

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
4.4

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$7

 /hr
Range: $3 - $20

$3

$20

$3 - $20 Range

Sullivan's Steakhouse
3.5

Sullivan's Steakhouse

Restaurant Server - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $4 - $23

$4

$23

$4 - $23 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Restaurant Server - Hourly
About 

$5 -$6

 hourly

$5

$6

$5 - $6 Range

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Restaurant Server - Hourly
About 

$8 -$12

 hourly

$8

$12

$8 - $12 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.9

Texas Roadhouse

Restaurant Server - Hourly
About 

$4 -$5

 hourly

$4

$5

$4 - $5 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent restaurant server salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$15
hourly
A Waitress in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$98,000
per year
A Server in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $98,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Server/Waiter in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Cocktail Server in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$3
hourly
A Server/Waiter in the Michigan City, IN Area area reported making $3 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Michigan City, IN Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$15
hourly
A Server in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Additional Pay
$86k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private