Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Restaurant Server make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$55,329 / yrTotal Pay
$31,232 / yrBase Pay
$24,097 / yrAdditional Pay

$55,329

 / yr
$23K$284K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Restaurant Server is $55,329 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $31,232 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $24,097 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Restaurant Server?

Some related job titles are Food Server Salaries with median pay of $55,939, Food Service Salaries with median pay of $56,751, Server/Waiter Salaries with median pay of $56,330, Waitress Salaries with median pay of $55,179.

What are total pay estimates for a Restaurant Server at different companies?

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Hyatt
4.0
Restaurant ServerSee 21 salaries from all locations8,030 open jobs

$2,671

 / mo

$2,938

 / mo

$2,664

 / mo

$2,662

 / mo

$2,831

 / mo

$2,862

 / mo

$2,897

 / mo

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$2,783

 / mo

$33,718

 / yr

$2,830

 / mo

$2,756

 / mo

$2,848

 / mo

$2,820

 / mo

$2,623

 / mo

$2,563

 / mo

$2,803

 / mo

$2,579

 / mo

$2,964

 / mo

$2,778

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What is the pay outlook for Retail & Food Services?

Job openings are high in retail and food services as more Americans spend money at stores and restaurants. While retail and food services wages are lower than the national average, wage growth is higher. Jobs in retail and food services generally require little formal education or training, making these jobs accessible to most job seekers.

Recent restaurant server Salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$144,008

/hr

$8 | $144K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Food Runner

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$52,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$8

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server/Waiter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server/Waiter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Restaurant Server pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Restaurant Server is $31,232 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Restaurant Server salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 403 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Restaurant Server employees.

The highest salary for a Restaurant Server in United States is $47,451 per year.

The lowest salary for a Restaurant Server in United States is $20,557 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Restaurant Server or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Restaurant Server.