How much does a Waiter make in the United States? The average Waiter salary in the United States is $19,102 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $16,502 and $21,902. Salary ranges 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. 

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25% $16,502 10% $14,135 90% $24,451 75% $21,902 $19,102 50%(Median)
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Sonic Drive-In - Waiter/Waitress

Sonic Drive-In - Bedford, TX

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Buffalo Wild Wings Carrollton - Carrollton, TX

Waiter/Waitress

Penne Preston - Dallas, TX

Waiter/Waitress

The Mermaid Restaurant - Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center - Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Waiter explains menu item and terms and provides suggestions to customers when asked. Serves food and beverages to the customers promptly and follows the standards set by the facility. Being a Waiter typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Being a Waiter 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 2021 Salary.com)

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