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Fine Dining Server Salary

How Much Does a Fine Dining Server Make in the United States?

The average salary for a Fine Dining Server in the United States is base plus tips per month or $56,584 base plus tips per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, Indeed and ZipRecruiter.

Average Fine Dining Server Base Salary:

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$27.20
Hourly
$27.20
27.20

The average wage for a Fine Dining Server is base plus tips per hour.

Fine Dining Servers receive a significant portion of their income from tips.

The tipping standard for upscale restaurants is between 16% and 18%, while anything below 15% is generally considered unacceptable.

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Annual Mean Wage of Fine Dining Servers by State

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

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Fine Dining Server Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$55,052

New York City

Annual mean wage

$62,882

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$58,539

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$57,968

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

High-Paying Cities for Fine Dining Servers

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
NYC, NY62,88230.23
Los Angeles, CA57,96827.87
Chicago, IL58,53928.14
Miami, FL55,05226.47

Average Fine Dining Server Salary by State

Explore the average Fine Dining Server salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$48,166
Alaska$61,416
Arizona$58,072
Arkansas$53,832
California$55,526
Colorado$57,007
Connecticut$58,405
Delaware$50,333
Florida$55,359
Georgia$61,914
Hawaii$58,956
Idaho$68,953
Illinois$56,994
Indiana$62,838
Iowa$46,903
Kansas$56,117
Kentucky$48,279
Louisiana$48,655
Maine$58,572
Maryland$44,880
Massachusetts$58,509
Michigan$59,385
Minnesota$60,445
Mississippi$47,493
Missouri$52,953
Montana$53,009
Nebraska$56,342
Nevada$52,583
New Hampshire$71,118
New Jersey$62,744
New Mexico$58,744
New York$55,712
North Carolina$55,241
North Dakota$61,104
Ohio$54,993
Oklahoma$50,783
Oregon$55,442
Pennsylvania$55,537
Rhode Island$55,333
South Carolina$62,851
South Dakota$54,965
Tennessee$55,749
Texas$53,509
Utah$54,811
Vermont$75,278
Virginia$55,858
Washington$59,677
West Virginia$54,976
Wisconsin$52,012
Wyoming$75,110
District of Columbia$60,615

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Fine Dining Server Get Paid?

Fine Dining Servers earn more than Servers and Hosts/Hostesses, but less than Sommeliers.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Server
Host/Hostess
Sommelier
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Labor Laws and Taxes for Fine Dining Servers

As a Fine Dining Server, 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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