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How Much Does a Server Earn In The United States?

Server Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
$16,000
$23,000
$32,000
Servers in the United States make an average salary of $23,225 per year or $11.17 per hour. 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 $32,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, and Washington provide the highest server salaries.
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Where Servers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Servers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Oregon and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for servers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Location
City
Average Salary
New York, NY
Salary Range26k - 40k$32k$32,477
Washington, DC
Salary Range25k - 40k$32k$31,985
Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range24k - 39k$31k$31,317
Phoenix, AZ
Salary Range19k - 34k$26k$25,613
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range19k - 31k$25k$25,001
Virginia Beach, VA
Salary Range19k - 31k$25k$24,704

Columbus, MS

Salary Range17k - 29k$23k$22,972
Las Vegas, NV
Salary Range17k - 29k$23k$22,508

Fort Myers, FL

Salary Range16k - 29k$22k$22,339

Austin, MN

Salary Range19k - 24k$22k$22,181
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$40k

High Paying Server Jobs

Which Companies Pay Servers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a server, being employed by a company such as IBM or Qualcomm would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like BlackBerry and Dow Jones also report highly competitive salaries for servers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
IBM
Salary Range73k - 91k$82k$81,915
Qualcomm
Salary Range72k - 90k$81k$80,692
BlackBerry
Salary Range54k - 77k$65k$64,925
Dow Jones
Salary Range45k - 57k$51k$51,034
j2 Global
Salary Range29k - 40k$35k$34,703
American Public Media Group
Salary Range27k - 35k$31k$31,238
Airbnb
Salary Range28k - 32k$30k$30,150
HILLCREST HEALTH SYS
Salary Range27k - 32k$30k$29,917
Hyatt Hotels
Salary Range24k - 35k$30k$29,542
Salt Lake City and County Building
Salary Range27k - 29k$28k$28,496
$24k
$91k

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Server Salary History

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    Recently Added Server Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Streets of New York
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    Server
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    01/31/2021
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    $18,783
    $18,783
    01/31/2021
    Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North
    Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North
    Kick Back Host
    Kick Back Host
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    Dayton, OH
    Dayton, OH
    01/30/2021
    01/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    01/30/2021
    Drury Inn & Suites Greenville
    Drury Inn & Suites Greenville
    Kick Back Host
    Kick Back Host
    Kick Back Host
    Greenville, SC
    Greenville, SC
    01/30/2021
    01/30/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    01/30/2021
    Peopleready
    Peopleready
    Host
    Host
    Host
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    01/29/2021
    Peopleready
    Peopleready
    Server
    Server
    Server
    Allentown, PA
    Allentown, PA
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    01/29/2021
    Peopleready
    Peopleready
    Server
    Server
    Server
    Gainesville, GA
    Gainesville, GA
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    01/29/2021
    Peopleready
    Peopleready
    Server
    Server
    Server
    Muncie, IN
    Muncie, IN
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $20,870
    $20,870
    01/29/2021
    Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
    Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
    Kick Back Host
    Kick Back Host
    Kick Back Host
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $25,044
    $25,044
    01/29/2021
    Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
    Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
    Server
    Server
    Server
    Vail, CO
    Vail, CO
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $19,409
    $19,409
    01/28/2021
    Host
    Host
    Fort Collins, CO
    Fort Collins, CO
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $25,712
    $25,712
    01/28/2021