Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Server make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$38,159 / yrTotal Pay
$32,994 / yrBase Pay
$5,165 / yrAdditional Pay

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$24K$62K
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The estimated total pay for a Server is $38,159 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,994 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 $5,165 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Server

$38,159 /yr
Server
$50,874 /yr
Senior Server
$40,815 /yr
Lead Server
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Related Job Titles

For Server

Some related job titles are Server/Bartender Salaries with median pay of $40,740, Food Server Salaries with median pay of $37,920, Server/Waiter Salaries with median pay of $39,253, Banquet Server Salaries with median pay of $36,701.

Top Paying Companies

For a Server in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Server in United States. Employers include Red Hat, Fortinet and Meta.

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Red Hat
$69,062/yr
3
Meta
$57,112/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Server in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Server in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $55,285, Insurance with a median total pay of $46,422, Financial Services with a median total pay of $45,902, Information Technology with a median total pay of $43,801, and Legal with a median total pay of $40,844.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$55,285

    30% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$46,422

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$45,902

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$43,801

    12% Higher than other industries

  • LegalLegal$40,844

    6% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

The top paying company in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Server is Shell.

ShellShell$55,285/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

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.

A Server salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Server in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $28,589 to $90,445 per year, based on 2,826 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Server in US can make a salary range of $20,799 to $46,493 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 87 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Server gets the highest compensation are Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Waldorf Astoria and Dimension Development Corporation. Bigger companies typically pay 16.12% less than smaller companies for a Server.

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Server

United States of America

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$12

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4-6 years
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Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$750

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Server/Waitress

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$370

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$20 | $350

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Server/Waiter

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$172,815

/hr

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Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$288,016

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United States of America

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Server pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Server is $32,994 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Server salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 60103 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Server employees.

The highest salary for a Server in United States is $52,310 per year.

The lowest salary for a Server in United States is $20,811 per year.

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