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 May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $8 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. 

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Job Description for Server

Server 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. Being a Server may require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Server 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)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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