How much does a Server Waiter make?

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$31,399 /yr
Average Base Pay

17,248 salaries

$19K

Low

$31K

Average

$52K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Server Waiter is $31,399 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Server Waiter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 17248 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Server Waiter employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Server$30,991 /yr
L3
Food Service Manager$46,815 /yr
L4
Lead Server$30,652 /yr
Career Path

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $37
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$2

$37

$2 - $37 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$7

 /hr
Range: $2 - $32

$2

$32

$2 - $32 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$5

 /hr
Range: $2 - $23

$2

$23

$2 - $23 Range

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $2 - $23

$2

$23

$2 - $23 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.5

Chili's Grill and Bar

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $2 - $22

$2

$22

$2 - $22 Range

Red Lobster
3.5

Red Lobster

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$5

 /hr
Range: $2 - $19

$2

$19

$2 - $19 Range

Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $22

$2

$22

$2 - $22 Range

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Outback Steakhouse
3.7

Outback Steakhouse

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $1 - $23

$1

$23

$1 - $23 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.8

The Cheesecake Factory

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $2 - $24

$2

$24

$2 - $24 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.8

The Cheesecake Factory

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $2 - $27

$2

$27

$2 - $27 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$4

 /hr
Range: $2 - $21

$2

$21

$2 - $21 Range

Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $17

$2

$17

$2 - $17 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.5

Chili's Grill and Bar

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $30

$2

$30

$2 - $30 Range

Red Lobster
3.5

Red Lobster

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$5

 /hr
Range: $2 - $32

$2

$32

$2 - $32 Range

IHOP
3.2

IHOP

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$6

 /hr
Range: $2 - $19

$2

$19

$2 - $19 Range

Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $2 - $230

$2

$230

$2 - $230 Range

Outback Steakhouse
3.7

Outback Steakhouse

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$7

 /hr
Range: $2 - $22

$2

$22

$2 - $22 Range

IHOP
3.2

IHOP

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$3

 /hr
Range: $2 - $16

$2

$16

$2 - $16 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $2 - $25

$2

$25

$2 - $25 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Server/Waiter - Hourly

$6

 /hr
Range: $2 - $20

$2

$20

$2 - $20 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Server Waiter salaries

The national average salary for a Server Waiter is $31,399 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Server Waiter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 17248 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Server Waiter employees.

The highest salary for a Server Waiter in United States is $51,951 per year.

The lowest salary for a Server Waiter in United States is $18,977 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$10
hourly
A Server reported making $10 per hour
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Part-time
1 to 50 employees
 
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Waitress reported making $12 per hour
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Temporary
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public
$11
hourly
A Server reported making $11 per hour
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5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$12
hourly
A Food Server reported making $12 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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