Server Salary in the United States

How much does a Server make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Server in the United States is $9 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $7 and $10. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Serves food and beverages to the customers promptly and follows the standards set by the facility. Explains menu item and terms and provides suggestions to customers when asked. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Server

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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    Assistant Restaurant Manager


    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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