Average Busser Salary
$21,000 yearly
$10.45 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$16,000
10 %
$21,000
Median
$28,000
90 %
What Is The Average Busser Salary?
The average busser salary is $21,738 per year, or $10.45 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $16,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $28,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Vermont, California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut provide the highest busser salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$28,000
$2,333
$13
75th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
Average
$21,738
$1,812
$10
25th Percentile
$18,000
$1,500
$9
10th Percentile
$16,000
$1,333
$8

Average Busser Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where bussers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Busser average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$18,991
$9.13
Alaska
$20,019
$9.62
Arizona
$23,635
$11.36
Arkansas
$17,942
$8.63
California
$27,952
$13.44
Colorado
$19,113
$9.19
Connecticut
$27,659
$13.30
Delaware
$19,902
$9.57
District of Columbia
$19,231
$9.25
Florida
$20,406
$9.81
Georgia
$20,590
$9.90
Hawaii
$25,022
$12.03
Idaho
$21,559
$10.36
Illinois
$26,351
$12.67
Indiana
$23,358
$11.23
Iowa
$19,644
$9.44
Kansas
$19,137
$9.20
Kentucky
$20,906
$10.05
Louisiana
$20,793
$10.00
Maine
$30,343
$14.59
Maryland
$20,799
$10.00
Massachusetts
$27,811
$13.37
Michigan
$18,839
$9.06
Minnesota
$20,869
$10.03
Mississippi
$18,618
$8.95
Missouri
$18,766
$9.02
Montana
$17,608
$8.47
Nebraska
$19,166
$9.21
Nevada
$20,483
$9.85
New Hampshire
$27,652
$13.29
New Jersey
$22,769
$10.95
New Mexico
$19,647
$9.45
New York
$26,152
$12.57
North Carolina
$18,252
$8.78
North Dakota
$21,801
$10.48
Ohio
$21,664
$10.42
Oklahoma
$17,425
$8.38
Oregon
$22,532
$10.83
Pennsylvania
$20,446
$9.83
Rhode Island
$24,193
$11.63
South Carolina
$20,364
$9.79
South Dakota
$21,117
$10.15
Tennessee
$18,774
$9.03
Texas
$21,939
$10.55
Utah
$20,186
$9.70
Vermont
$29,218
$14.05
Virginia
$18,064
$8.68
Washington
$21,887
$10.52
West Virginia
$21,144
$10.17
Wisconsin
$24,641
$11.85
Wyoming
$17,980
$8.64

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Highest Paying Cities For Busser

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Boston, MA
$28,027
$13.47
Los Angeles, CA
$27,746
$13.34
Wheaton, IL
$26,434
$12.71
Kailua, HI
$25,034
$12.04
Tucson, AZ
$23,761
$11.42
Austin, TX
$22,171
$10.66

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Average Busser Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $21,700
    $10.45
    +5.0%
    2020
    $20,700
    $9.93
    +4.5%
    2019
    $19,700
    $9.48
    +4.6%
    2018
    $18,800
    $9.05
    +2.7%
    2017
    $18,300
    $8.80
    +0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Room Service Server

    Avg. salary: $15,140

    A room service server is an employee employed in a hotel or lodging to provide various services to the room occupants in the hotel. They often deliver ordered food, drinks, or movies to the occupants' rooms. Their duties and responsibilities include delivery of ordered foods or drinks, taking orders, collecting dirty dishes from rooms, and maintaining supplies and orders.
    76,530 Room Service Server Jobs
    Dining Room Server

    Avg. salary: $25,833

    A dining room server performs various tasks to give patrons a positive dining experience. Their job usually entails greeting customers and presenting the menu, taking their orders, answering inquiries, recommending products and other services, serving drinks and food, and handling concerns professionally and courteously. They are also responsible for coordinating with cashiers and kitchen staff, cleaning and preparing tables for new customers, and assisting staff as needed. In some establishments, a dining room server may also participate in preparing drinks or ingredients, monitoring supply inventories, and collecting payments.
    66,491 Dining Room Server Jobs
    Cafeteria Worker

    Avg. salary: $24,244

    A cafeteria worker is responsible for taking and processing customer orders, ensuring the correct foods are served, providing them the satisfaction of their dining experience. Cafeteria workers maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the facilities, manage the adequacy of inventory stock supplies, coordinate with suppliers for deliveries, process payments, and help out the customers with their inquiries and concerns. A cafeteria worker should also assist the management in developing marketing techniques to boost revenues and increase profitability.
    83,170 Cafeteria Worker Jobs
    Breakfast Attendant

    Avg. salary: $24,386

    A breakfast attendant is responsible for preparing breakfast meals and buffets for patrons at restaurants, hotels, and other dining establishments, ensuring an adequate supply of food and beverages. Their responsibilities entail greeting clients, escorting them to their seats, answering inquiries, taking requests, offering suggestions, processing payments, and resolving issues and concerns should there be any. They may also take meal orders, serve food and drinks, and assist them as necessary. Moreover, as a breakfast attendant, it is essential to maintain the cleanliness of different areas and adhere to all the health guidelines and safety protocols.
    34,638 Breakfast Attendant Jobs
    Bar Back

    Avg. salary: $26,057

    A bar back performs various support tasks in restaurants and other dining establishments. They may assist bartenders and other staff by taking orders, serving drinks, monitoring inventories, re-stocking supplies, discarding the trash, and maintaining the cleanliness of different areas. They may also participate in opening and closing the establishment, replenishing items such as napkins and garnishes, conducting regular maintenance checks, and performing basic maintenance repairs as necessary. Moreover, as a bar back, it is essential to maintain an open communication line with co-workers, coordinating to maintain an efficient workflow.
    16,778 Bar Back Jobs
    Food Runner

    Avg. salary: $20,549

    Food Runners are responsible for assisting waitstaff on serving customers at a restaurant or similar establishment. Among their duties include maintaining cleanliness in particular areas, setting tables, refilling drinks, assisting customers with everything that they need, and coordinating with the workforce in and out of the kitchen. Furthermore, Food Runners need to ensure that all deliveries are accurate according to what is ordered by a customer. It is essential to stay presentable and helpful at all times as the main priority is customer satisfaction.
    130,871 Food Runner Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Bussers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a busser, being employed by a company such as University of California Press or Legal Sea Foods would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Guest Services and Hilton also report highly competitive salaries for bussers.
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    Recently Added Busser Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Benchmark
    Busser-PM Shift
    Busser-PM Shift
    Roanoke, VA
    08/31/2021
    $18,783
    08/31/2021
    Craft Pride
    Barback + Busser
    Barback + Busser
    Austin, TX
    08/30/2021
    $16,696
    08/30/2021
    UCHU Sushi
    Busser Position Available!
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    Portland, OR
    08/30/2021
    $33,392
    08/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Busser, Peaks of Otter
    Busser, Peaks of Otter
    Bedford, VA
    08/30/2021
    $25,044
    08/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Busser, Holiday INN
    Busser, Holiday INN
    West Yellowstone, MT
    08/30/2021
    $22,957
    08/30/2021
    Busser
    Anaheim, CA
    08/30/2021
    $29,218
    08/30/2021
    Catbird Hotel
    Busser/Barback
    Busser/Barback
    Denver, CO
    08/29/2021
    $30,825
    08/29/2021
    Stonebridge Companies
    Restaurant Busser
    Restaurant Busser
    Denver, CO
    08/29/2021
    $27,131
    08/29/2021
    Snooze
    Busser
    Busser
    Charlotte, NC
    08/29/2021
    $12,522
    08/29/2021
    Renaissance Hotel-Denver
    Restaurant Busser-Renaissance Hotel
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    Denver, CO
    08/28/2021
    $27,131
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    Average Busser Salary by Demographic

    Busser Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $21,254
    female-income
    Female Income
    $20,616
    Median Busser Income by Race
    Hispanic or latino bussers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White bussers have the lowest average salary at $20,496.
    $22,000
    $21,000
    $20,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$20,652
    White$20,496
    Black or African American$21,044
    Asian$21,241
    Hispanic or Latino$21,243
    Average Busser Salary by Education Level
    Bussers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $22,278 annually. With a Masters degree, bussers earn a median annual income of $22,036 compared to $21,992 for bussers with an Associate degree.
    $24,000
    $23,000
    $22,000
    $21,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$21,254
    Master's Degree$22,036
    Bachelor's Degree$22,278
    Some College/ Associate Degree$21,992