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Server salary in United States

How much does a Server make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $16.10
Low $8.95
High $28.96
$100.00per day
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a server is $16.10 per hour in the United States and $100.00 tips per day.90.7k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Servers in United States

  1. Chili's
    12,496 reviews921 salaries reported
    $20.80per hour
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Highest paying cities for Servers near United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $18.41 per hour
    811 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $18.00 per hour
    802 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $17.94 per hour
    665 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $16.76 per hour
    929 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $16.10 per hour
    528 salaries reported
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
    $16.06 per hour
    420 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $15.73 per hour
    481 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $15.65 per hour
    1.6k salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $12.91 per hour
    561 salaries reported
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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 Experience(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 $16.10 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012728increase by 728
20131886increase by 159.07%
20142937increase by 55.73%
20151054decrease by 64.11%
20161229increase by 16.60%
2017526decrease by 57.20%
2018703increase by 33.65%
2019688decrease by 2.13%

Top companies hiring Servers with the recommended skill

Hearth Management
Dave & Buster's
Bull & Bear Roadhouse
Brookdale Senior Living
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Top certifications
CompTIA Server+
Top licenses
MAST Permit

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs2
2,168 jobs3,983
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Most common benefits for Servers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Childcare
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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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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Average $14.93 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Server

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