Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Waitress make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$55,158 / yrTotal Pay
$31,251 / yrBase Pay
$23,907 / yrAdditional Pay

$55,158

 / yr
$23K$425K
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The estimated total pay for a Waitress is $55,158 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $31,251 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 $23,907 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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What are some related job titles for Waitress?

Some related job titles are Waitress/Bartender Salaries with median pay of $56,721, Cocktail Server Salaries with median pay of $56,520, Restaurant Server Salaries with median pay of $55,320, Server/Waiter Salaries with median pay of $56,324.

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Applebee's
3.4

Applebee's

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$20

$2 - $20 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

Chili's Grill and Bar

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$24

$2 - $24 Range

Waffle House
3.5

Waffle House

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$20

$2 - $20 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$18

$2 - $18 Range

Hooters
3.8

Hooters

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$27

$2 - $27 Range

Outback Steakhouse
3.7

Outback Steakhouse

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$21

$3 - $21 Range

IHOP
3.2

IHOP

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$15

$2 - $15 Range

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

$2

$26

$2 - $26 Range

Pizza Hut
3.4

Pizza Hut

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$12

$3 - $12 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$17

$3 - $17 Range

Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$20

$3 - $20 Range

Bob Evans Restaurants
3.7

Bob Evans Restaurants

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$12

$3 - $12 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$15

$2 - $15 Range

Hooters
3.8

Hooters

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$23

$2 - $23 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Waitress - Hourly

$5

$17

$5 - $17 Range

Applebee's
3.4

Applebee's

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$19

$2 - $19 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$22

$2 - $22 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

Chili's Grill and Bar

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$21

$3 - $21 Range

Denny's
3.4

Denny's

Waitress - Hourly

$3

$16

$3 - $16 Range

Denny's
3.4

Denny's

Waitress - Hourly

$2

$15

$2 - $15 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Server/Waiter in United States of America

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$25

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$12

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$20,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$29,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$43,200/yr

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

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$30,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

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Frequently asked questions about a Waitress salaries

The national average salary for a Waitress is $30,509 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Waitress salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 418 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Waitress employees.

The highest salary for a Waitress in United States is $49,874 per year.

The lowest salary for a Waitress in United States is $18,663 per year.

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