Waitress Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$20,000
$14,000
Min 10%
$20,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chemical Transportation
Highest Paying City
Albany, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does a waitress make?
Waitresses in the US make on average $20,258 annually or $9.74 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 13,000. The top 10 percent earn over $27,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $14,000 annually. Hospitality companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Waitresses. States with the highest Waitress salaries include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Illinois. Most Waitresses spend 1.9 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Server
$22,938
Hostess
$26,872

Average Waitress Salary By Location

Across America, Waitresses make on average $20,258 annually or $9.74 hourly. The city with the highest Waitress salary is Albany, NY at $31,220 per year. The Albany, NY average entry-level salary for Waitresses is $18,000. Some of the states with the best Waitress salaries are New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, Iowa, and New Jersey. On the other hand, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Hawaii, and Oklahoma report the lowest wages for Waitresses.

Map of Waitress Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Waitress Salary By Company

Waitresses report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Hospitality companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Waitresses. Waitresses at Chemical Transportation and Five Star Senior Living report the highest salaries. Also, companies like Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Golden Corral pay their Waitresses very well.

Waitress Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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