How much does a Server make?

Updated Nov 28, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$31,633 /yr
Average Base Pay

9,131 salaries

$20K

Low

$32K

Average

$50K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Server is $31,633 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Server salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9131 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Server employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Server$31,633 /yr
L3
Food Service Manager$47,542 /yr
L4
Lead Server$31,097 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Server/Bartender

$33,854

per year

Food Server

$30,231

per year

Server/Waiter

$33,656

per year

Banquet Server

$31,913

per year

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.6

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Server - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $2 - $53
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$2

$53

$2 - $53 Range

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.6

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Server - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $2 - $46

$2

$46

$2 - $46 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Server - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $1 - $178

$1

$178

$1 - $178 Range

Pizza Hut
3.4

Pizza Hut

Server

$23,251

 /yr
Range: $5K - $36K

$5K

$36K

$4,609 - $35,849 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Server - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $195

$2

$195

$2 - $195 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Server

$23,217

 /yr
Range: $4K - $321K

$4K

$321K

$4,312 - $320,955 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Server - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $25

$2

$25

$2 - $25 Range

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Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Server - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $27

$2

$27

$2 - $27 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Server - Hourly

$6

 /hr
Range: $1 - $166

$1

$166

$1 - $166 Range

Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Server - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $2 - $28

$2

$28

$2 - $28 Range

Waffle House
3.4

Waffle House

Server - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $4 - $756

$4

$756

$4 - $756 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

Chili's Grill and Bar

Server - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $1 - $31

$1

$31

$1 - $31 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Server

$22,740

 /yr
Range: $4K - $476K

$4K

$476K

$4,214 - $475,936 Range

Outback Steakhouse
3.7

Outback Steakhouse

Server - Hourly

$7

 /hr
Range: $2 - $26

$2

$26

$2 - $26 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.7

The Cheesecake Factory

Server - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $2 - $233

$2

$233

$2 - $233 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Server

$25,607

 /yr
Range: $4K - $62K

$4K

$62K

$4,392 - $62,244 Range

Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Server - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $0 - $28

$0

$28

$0 - $28 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Server - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $1 - $240

$1

$240

$1 - $240 Range

Darden
3.9

Darden

Server

$24,176

 /yr
Range: $467 - $71K

$467

$71K

$467 - $70,933 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.7

The Cheesecake Factory

Server - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $0 - $36

$0

$36

$0 - $36 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Server salaries

The national average salary for a Server is $31,633 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Server salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9131 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Server employees.

The highest salary for a Server in United States is $49,921 per year.

The lowest salary for a Server in United States is $20,045 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$12
hourly
A Server/Waiter in the Holland, MI Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Holland, MI Area area
Self-Employed
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$2
hourly
A Server/Waiter in the Omaha, NE Area area reported making $2 per hour
Additional Pay
$576k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Omaha, NE Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$4,000
monthly
A Server/Waiter in the Omaha, NE Area area reported making $4,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Omaha, NE Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Server in the Bozeman, MT Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Bozeman, MT Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Hospital
$14
hourly
A Server/Energy Champion in the Riverside, CA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Additional Pay
$3k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Riverside, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$2
hourly
A Server in the Tulsa, OK Area area reported making $2 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tulsa, OK Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Franchise