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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Waiter make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$67,712 / yrTotal Pay
$34,774 / yrBase Pay
$32,938 / yrAdditional Pay

$67,712

 / yr
$26K$424K
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The estimated total pay for a Waiter is $67,712 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $34,774 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 $32,938 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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$63,008 /yr
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$55,615 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Waiter?

Some related job titles are Barista Salaries with median pay of $48,708, Hostess Salaries with median pay of $49,753, Waiter/Bartender Salaries with median pay of $66,903, Waiter/Waitress Salaries with median pay of $58,166.

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Barnes & Noble
3.8

Barnes & Noble

Waiter

$30,306

 /yr
Range: $25K - $34K

$25K

$34K

$25,121 - $34,374 Range

Applebee's
3.4

Applebee's

Waiter - Hourly

$3

$17

$3 - $17 Range

Hilton
4.1

Hilton

Waiter

$43,390

 /yr
Range: $28K - $49K

$28K

$49K

$27,941 - $49,457 Range

Applebee's
3.4

Applebee's

Waiter - Hourly

$3

$37

$3 - $37 Range

Aramark
3.3

Aramark

Waiter

$30,014

 /yr
Range: $28K - $33K

$28K

$33K

$27,858 - $33,186 Range

Marriott International
4.1

$27K

$42K

$27,500 - $41,577 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Waiter - Hourly

$3

$20

$3 - $20 Range

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Hyatt
4.0

Hyatt

Waiter

$29,382

 /yr
Range: $27K - $32K

$27K

$32K

$27,229 - $31,879 Range

TGI Fridays
3.4

TGI Fridays

Waiter - Hourly

$4

$15

$4 - $15 Range

IHOP
3.2

IHOP

Waiter - Hourly

$4

$14

$4 - $14 Range

TGI Fridays
3.4

TGI Fridays

Waiter - Hourly

$3

$10

$3 - $10 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Waiter - Hourly

$6

$32

$6 - $32 Range

IHOP
3.2

IHOP

Waiter - Hourly

$0

$17

$0 - $17 Range

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

$3

$15

$3 - $15 Range

Cotton Patch Cafe
3.5

$21,106

 /yr
Range: $20K - $24K

$20K

$24K

$20,150 - $23,771 Range

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

$2

$20

$2 - $20 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

$3

$25

$3 - $25 Range

Darden
3.9

Darden

Waiter - Hourly

$3

$21

$3 - $21 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Waiter - Hourly

$3

$22

$3 - $22 Range

Outback Steakhouse
3.7

Outback Steakhouse

Waiter - Hourly

$2

$14

$2 - $14 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Server in United States of America

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$15

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8 days ago by a Server with 1 to 3 years of experience

$1,000

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8 days ago by a Server/Waiter with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

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8 days ago by a Server with 1 to 3 years of experience

$2,500

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8 days ago by a Server with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Waiter salaries

The national average salary for a Waiter is $34,337 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Waiter salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 287 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Waiter employees.

The highest salary for a Waiter in United States is $59,668 per year.

The lowest salary for a Waiter in United States is $19,760 per year.

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