Hourly wage estimates of nonrestaurant food servers in the U.S. as of May 2018, by percentile distribution (in U.S. dollars)*
Wages of nonrestaurant food servers in the U.S. 2018, by percentile distribution
This graph depicts the percentile hourly wage estimates of nonrestaurant food servers in the U.S. in 2018. As of May 2018, ten percent of nonrestaurant food servers earned less than 8.67 U.S. dollars per hour.
Hourly wage estimates of nonrestaurant food servers in the U.S. as of May 2018, by percentile distribution (in U.S. dollars)*
Hourly wage in U.S. dollars
10% of employees earned less than8.67
25% of employees earned less than9.58
Median hourly wage11.2
75% of employees earned less than13.29
90% of employees earned less than16.9
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of May 2018

Supplementary notes

*A percentile wage shows the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate - 50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median.
Nonrestaurant food servers serve food to patrons outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotels, hospital rooms or cars. Excludes "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop."
The data used is based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey which measures occupational employment and wage rates for wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments, by industry. Employees are all part-time and full-time workers who are paid a wage or salary.

Wages of nonrestaurant food servers in the U.S. 2018, by percentile distribution
This graph depicts the percentile hourly wage estimates of nonrestaurant food servers in the U.S. in 2018. As of May 2018, ten percent of nonrestaurant food servers earned less than 8.67 U.S. dollars per hour.
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