How much does a Server make in the United States? The average Server salary in the United States is $21,776 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $19,100 and $24,864. 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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Server Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Server Salary $16,664 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Server Salary $19,100 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Server Salary $21,776 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Server Salary $24,864 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Server Salary $27,676 US May 28, 2024
25% $19,100 10% $16,664 90% $27,676 75% $24,864 $21,776 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Reston, VA

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Virginia Beach, VA

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Reston, VA

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Virginia Beach, VA

What skills does a Server need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

1.

Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Point of Sale: Accepting payments from customers for goods and services either in person or online.

3.

Product Quality: Product quality refers to how well a product satisfies customer needs, serves its purpose and meets industry standards. When evaluating product quality, businesses consider several key factors, including whether a product solves a problem, works efficiently or suits customers' purposes.

Customer Service 10.97%
Point of Sale 2.52%
Product Quality 1.73%
Others 84.78%
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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 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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  • Job Description. Join the Pelican Pub and Brewing team. We are hiring a part-time Server position at our Pacific City location. We are a high energy team o...
    - 10 Days Ago
  • Job Description. Join the Pelican Pub and Brewing team. We are hiring a part-time Server position at our Cannon Beach location. We are a high energy team o...
    - 12 Days Ago
  • Job Description. Join the Pelican Pub and Brewing team. We are hiring a part-time Server position at our Lincoln City location. We are a high energy team o...
    - 22 Days Ago
  • Job Description. Are you looking for a serving position with a company culture you are proud to be a part of, delicious food, an amazing kitchen staff, and...
    - 24 Days Ago
  • Additional Information. Velvet Buck, Full time, Eligible for benefits. Job Number. 24093577. Job Category. Food and Beverage & Culinary. Location. The St. ...
    - 3 Days Ago

Career Path for Server

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Server, the first career path typically starts with a Fast Food Shift Supervisor position, and then Fast Food Assistant Manager.

The second career path typically starts with a Food Services Supervisor position, and then progresses to Food Services Manager.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with an Assistant Restaurant Manager position, and then progresses to Restaurant Manager.

Those that have already made the climb...
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Server salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Server, the highest Server salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Server salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Server salary is in Miami, FL, where the Server salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
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
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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24864
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20666
27707
23236
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Server in the United States. The base salary for Server ranges from $19,100 to $24,864 with the average base salary of $21,776. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $20,666 to $27,707 with the average total cash compensation of $23,236.
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