Food server earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Food server salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $26,480
Alabama $18,480
Arkansas $17,867
Arizona $21,125
California $28,387
Colorado $21,230
Connecticut $29,033
District of Columbia $30,240
Delaware $20,150
Florida $24,088
Georgia $20,074
Guam $19,120
Hawaii $52,110
Iowa $21,367
Idaho $20,780
Illinois $21,938
Indiana $22,875
Kansas $21,198
Kentucky $19,450
Louisiana $20,839
Massachusetts $27,020
Maryland $23,410
Maine $27,550
Michigan $24,109
Minnesota $22,360
Missouri $23,333
Mississippi $18,760
Montana $20,990
North Carolina $21,718
North Dakota $18,720
Nebraska $25,610
New Hampshire $24,850
New Jersey $27,530
New Mexico $18,740
Nevada $24,980
New York $31,534
Ohio $21,512
Oklahoma $19,609
Oregon $28,749
Pennsylvania $24,175
Puerto Rico $18,040
Rhode Island $23,980
South Carolina $18,500
South Dakota $20,010
Tennessee $18,444
Texas $22,465
Utah $20,590
Virginia $20,030
Virgin Islands $20,380
Vermont $31,880
Washington $27,720
Wisconsin $19,590
West Virginia $20,080
Wyoming $19,100

How do food server salaries compare to similar careers?

Food servers earn 6% less than similar careers in Iowa. On average, they make less than tellers but more than amusement attendants.

Career Median Salary
Teller salary $26K
Florist salary $25K
Courier salary $25K
Retail salesperson salary $23K
Library assistant salary $22K
Food server salary $21K
Restaurant cook salary $21K
Food preparation worker salary $21K
Barista salary $21K
Amusement attendant salary $19K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)