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How much does a Server make in the United States?

Average base salary
27.9k salaries reported, updated at May 28, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a server is $11.73 per hour in the United States and $100.00 tips per day.
Additional compensation
per day
Most common benefits
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Food provided
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Server earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for servers

Most recommended skill

Catering Experiencedimension-trending-icon

earn +27.97% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 2.13% since 2018. Servers with this skill earn +27.97% more than the average base salary, which is $11.73 per hour.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
Top certification
Job openings
CompTIA Server+
2Company icon
Food Handler Certification
3,983Company icon
License categories:
Top license
Job openings
MAST Permit
22 jobs
26Company icon
Top skill
Job openings
Catering Experience
155Company icon
Banquet Experience
181Company icon
Culinary Experience
3,177Company icon
87Company icon
Host/Hostess Experience
139Company icon

Most common benefits for Servers

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Food provided
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • 401(k)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement plan

Salary satisfaction

Based on 107,242 ratings

41% of Servers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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