Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Server make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$57,319 / yrTotal Pay
$32,290 / yrBase Pay
$25,030 / yrAdditional Pay

$57,319

 / yr
$23K$333K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Server is $57,319 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,290 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 $25,030 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

$57,319 /yr
Server
$63,063 /yr
Senior Server
$55,838 /yr
Lead Server
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Related Job Titles

For Server

Some related job titles are Server/Bartender Salaries with median pay of $59,752, Food Server Salaries with median pay of $55,915, Server/Waiter Salaries with median pay of $56,581, Banquet Server Salaries with median pay of $52,816.

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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 Salaries Shared

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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/Waiter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$345,603

/hr

$3 | $346K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server/Waitress

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$86,415

/hr

$15 | $86K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$9

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Cater Waiter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$13

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Server/Waiter

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$9

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Server

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Server pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Server is $32,290 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Server salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 55748 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Server employees.

The highest salary for a Server in United States is $50,601 per year.

The lowest salary for a Server in United States is $20,605 per year.

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