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Food Runner Salary

How Much Does a Food Runner Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Food Runner in the United States in 2024 is a month or $29,691 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter and Salary.com.

Average Food Runner Base Salary:
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$14.27
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The average wage for a Food Runner is per hour, before tips.

Tips for Food Runners can vary. Some receive a share of tips through a tip pool or a percentage of total sales.

Understanding specific tipping policies is important for managing potential earnings.

Annual Mean Wage of Food Runners by State

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

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Food Runner Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$36,468

New York City

Annual mean wage

$43,591

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$39,178

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$31,737

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

High-Paying Cities for Food Runners

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Miami, FL70,12833.72
Los Angeles, CA31,73715.26
NYC, NY43,59120.96
Chicago, IL39,17818.84

Average Food Runner Salary by State

Explore the average Food Runner salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$26,178
Alaska$31,866
Arizona$28,346
Arkansas$25,414
California$32,390
Colorado$30,042
Connecticut$30,617
Delaware$29,196
Florida$29,922
Georgia$29,389
Hawaii$35,034
Idaho$29,076
Illinois$30,286
Indiana$28,853
Iowa$28,003
Kansas$26,436
Kentucky$30,034
Louisiana$26,262
Maine$30,045
Maryland$34,693
Massachusetts$35,807
Michigan$31,286
Minnesota$31,412
Mississippi$26,018
Missouri$28,449
Montana$25,196
Nebraska$29,989
Nevada$29,561
New Hampshire$29,619
New Jersey$30,989
New Mexico$37,230
New York$43,849
North Carolina$28,653
North Dakota$28,944
Ohio$31,165
Oklahoma$28,512
Oregon$31,094
Pennsylvania$31,771
Rhode Island$30,949
South Carolina$29,404
South Dakota$28,683
Tennessee$29,565
Texas$32,510
Utah$27,320
Vermont$31,648
Virginia$31,023
Washington$34,432
West Virginia$24,067
Wisconsin$27,624
Wyoming$28,018
District of Columbia$41,778

 

How Much Do Similar Careers to Food Runners Get Paid?

On average, Food Runners earn more than Cashiers and regular Fast-Food Workers, but less than Servers.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Cashier
Fast-Food Worker
Server

Labor Laws and Taxes for Food Runners

As a Food Runner, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave 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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