Restaurant Server salary in the United States

Average salary
$24,500/yr
Based on 166,445 income tax records
$16,000
$52,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$23K
 
$26K
 
$26K
 
$25K
 
$25K
$16,000
$52,000
How much do Restaurant Servers make?
The average total salary for a Restaurant Server is $24,500 per year. This is based on data from 166,445 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Restaurant Server and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Restaurant Server salary can vary between $16,000 to $52,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Restaurant Server salary by location

Restaurant Server salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Mastros Restaurant, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$36K – $93K
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Marriott International, Collier County, FL
13 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$26K – $105K
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Maple Ash Scottsdale, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$39K – $100K
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Chandlers Boise, Ada County, ID
11 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$31K – $73K
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The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL
23 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$18K – $76K
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Valle Luna, Maricopa County, AZ
21 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$24K – $53K
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Southern Restaurant, Okaloosa County, FL
24 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$24K – $62K
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Upward Projects Holdings, Maricopa County, AZ
45 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$18K – $58K
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Modern Business Associates, Lee County, FL
30 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$19K – $63K
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Broadmoor Hotel, El Paso County, CO
33 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$18K – $60K
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Bellagio, Clark County, NV
25 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$16K – $58K
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Restaurant Personnel, Cook County, IL
88 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$17K – $79K
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Mcguires Irish Pub Of Destin In, Okaloosa County, FL
26 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$23K – $50K
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Keystone Paying Agent, Osceola County, FL
74 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$19K – $80K
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Wynn Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
66 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$18K – $61K
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BJ's Restaurants, Maricopa County, AZ
28 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$16K – $45K
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Hr, Okaloosa County, FL
24 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$23K – $50K
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Choctaw Nation, Bryan County, OK
23 income tax records
$34,500/yr
$18K – $60K
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Restaurant Administrative Servic, Shelby County, TN
22 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$18K – $46K
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The Brigantine, San Diego County, CA
41 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$17K – $51K
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The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
24 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$22K – $72K
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Mikuni Restaurant Group, Sacramento County, CA
20 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$23K – $48K
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ALTRES, Honolulu County, HI
20 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$16K – $61K
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Ko Olina Fs Hotel, Honolulu County, HI
24 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$19K – $69K
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Pineapple Willies, Bay County, FL
22 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$18K – $45K
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Mcguires Irish Pub, Escambia County, FL
25 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$16K – $54K
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Fourth Enterprises, Pasco County, FL
37 income tax records
$32,000/yr
$17K – $48K
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Red Lobster Hospitality, Maricopa County, AZ
40 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$17K – $52K
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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Franklin County, OH
47 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$16K – $58K
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First Watch Restaurants, Maricopa County, AZ
26 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$17K – $44K
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Red Robin International, Maricopa County, AZ
43 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$16K – $48K
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Cunningham Restaurant, Marion County, IN
24 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$21K – $49K
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Swbc Professional Employer, Bexar County, TX
22 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$18K – $46K
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Alameda Paying Agent, Honolulu County, HI
21 income tax records
$29,500/yr
$18K – $66K
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Troon, Maricopa County, AZ
20 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$18K – $42K
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Copper Cellar, Knox County, TN
33 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$15K – $38K
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Oreganos Pizza Bistro, Maricopa County, AZ
36 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$17K – $38K
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Aria Hotel And Casino, Clark County, NV
28 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$18K – $54K
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Pmg Publishing, Maricopa County, AZ
22 income tax records
$28,000/yr
$17K – $43K
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Caesars Entertainment, Clark County, NV
81 income tax records
$27,500/yr
$17K – $47K
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Jadel, Jackson County, MO
20 income tax records
$27,000/yr
$19K – $43K
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RMH Franchise, Maricopa County, AZ
33 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$17K – $44K
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Romulus Restaurants, Maricopa County, AZ
45 income tax records
$26,000/yr
$16K – $42K
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Hasslocher Enterprises, Bexar County, TX
29 income tax records
$25,000/yr
$16K – $33K
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Advanstaff HR, Clark County, NV
24 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$16K – $38K
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Bob Evans Restaurants, Franklin County, OH
20 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$16K – $36K
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Aubreys, Knox County, TN
20 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$16K – $34K
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Duffys Hr, Palm Beach County, FL
25 income tax records
$23,000/yr
$15K – $43K
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Peppermill Casinos, Washoe County, NV
26 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$16K – $38K
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Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Allegheny County, PA
28 income tax records
$18,500/yr
$15K – $29K

Restaurant Server demographics in United States

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89% are single
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11% are married
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23% have kids
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14% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Restaurant Servers in United States

166,445 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a restaurant server in the United States is $24,500 per year. Restaurant server salaries in the United States can vary between $16,000 to $52,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 166,445 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as restaurant server.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for restaurant servers in the United States: Mastros Restaurant ($70,000 a year), Marriott International ($69,000 a year), and Maple Ash Scottsdale ($58,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for restaurant servers in the United States: Salinas Metro Area, CA ($31,500 a year), Barnstable Town Metro Area, MA ($31,500 a year), and Crestview Metro Area, FL ($30,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.