Server salary in United States

How much does a Server make in the United States?

74.8k salaries reported, updated at October 17, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a server is $13.44 per hour in the United States and $100.00 tips per day.

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Most common benefits

  • Partner benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Employee assistance program
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for servers

Most recommended skill

Catering Experience

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 $13.44 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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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MAST Permit
22 jobs
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Host/Hostess Experience
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Most common benefits for Servers

  • Partner benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Referral program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Commuter assistance
  • Health insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
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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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