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Busser Salary

How Much Does a Busser Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Busser in the United States is a month or $30,040 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and Salary.com.

Average Busser Base Salary:

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The average wage for a Busser is per hour.

In addition to the base salary, Bussers often have the opportunity to supplement their income through tips. Some restaurants implement tip pooling or allow Servers to share a portion of their tips with Bussers.

The extent to which Bussers can earn tips depends on the restaurant’s policies regarding tip distribution and local labor laws.

Annual Mean Wage of Bussers by State

[Calculated using Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com, Talent.com and Indeed data]

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Busser Salary in Major US Cities


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New York City

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Los Angeles

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[Calculated using Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Salary.com, Talent.com and Indeed data]

High-Paying Cities for Bussers

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Chicago, IL32,81915.78
Los Angeles, CA28,23013.57
Miami, FL25,22312.13
NYC, NY33,49816.1

Average Busser Salary by State

Explore the average Busser salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$ 25,721
Alaska$ 26,438
Arizona$ 30,918
Arkansas$ 27,907
California$ 33,785
Colorado$ 31,281
Connecticut$ 30,902
Delaware$ 26,100
Florida$ 25,804
Georgia$ 23,969
Hawaii$ 31,024
Idaho$ 27,398
Illinois$ 30,646
Indiana$ 27,864
Iowa$ 26,508
Kansas$ 26,476
Kentucky$ 25,006
Louisiana$ 27,206
Maine$ 26,402
Maryland$ 28,995
Massachusetts$ 35,120
Michigan$ 28,837
Minnesota$ 29,114
Mississippi$ 22,886
Missouri$ 26,079
Montana$ 29,174
Nebraska$ 28,107
Nevada$ 25,225
New Hampshire$ 28,904
New Jersey$ 33,256
New Mexico$ 29,376
New York$ 31,255
North Carolina$ 24,838
North Dakota$ 31,010
Ohio$ 26,213
Oklahoma$ 23,256
Oregon$ 33,897
Pennsylvania$ 27,624
Rhode Island$ 30,470
South Carolina$ 26,901
South Dakota$ 29,165
Tennessee$ 23,549
Texas$ 26,097
Utah$ 26,314
Vermont$ 32,399
Virginia$ 28,407
Washington$ 32,938
West Virginia$ 27,195
Wisconsin$ 27,547
Wyoming$ 29,775
District of Columbia$ 33,084

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Busser Get Paid?

In the U.S., Bussers earn more than Food Runners and Dishwashers, but less than Waiters/Waitresses.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Food Runner

Labor Laws and Taxes for Bussers

As a Busser, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, overtime pay, leave and tipping policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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