Waiter Salary in the UK

£6.80
per hour
per year
£17,100
per year
per hour

Waiter - Average Salary

The average salary for a Waiter is £6.80 net per hour (£17,100 gross per year), which is £12,500 (-42%) lower than the UK's national average salary.
A Waiter can expect an average starting pay of £5. The highest pay rates can exceed £11.50.
£5
Low
£6.80
Average salary
£11.50
High
£11,200
Low
£17,100
Average salary
£28,000
High

Waiter Salary Range

Low
£5
Average salary
£6.80
Experienced
£8.40
High
£11.50
Low
£11,200
Average salary
£17,100
Experienced
£22,200
High
£28,000
Among waiters, Restaurant Waiters with no experience have the lowest wages, while more experienced roles like Head Waiters tend to have the highest wages.

Waiter - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Head Waiter£8.80/hour
+30% 
Cruise Waiter£7.30/hour
+8% 
Restaurant Waitress£7.10/hour
+4% 
Hotel Waitress£6.70/hour
 -2%

Waiter - Pay by Experience Level

A Waiter with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £5 net per hour. A mid career Waiter with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £6.70, while an experienced Waiter with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £8.40. Waiters with more than 20 years of experience earn £9.30 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Waiter

Late Career▲ +37%
Experienced▲ +24%
Average Salary£6.80/hour
Mid Career▼ -1%
No Experience▼ -26%

Gender Breakdown

Female
64%
Male
36%

Waiter - Jobs by Location

Waiter - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Waiter jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Waiter

How much does a Waiter make in the UK?
A Waiter in the UK earns an average of £6.80 net per hour, which is about £17,100 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Waiter updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Waiter in the UK?
The starting salary of a Waiter in the UK is around £5 net per hour. Restaurant Waiters with no experience usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Waiter in the UK?
The highest salary of a Waiter in the UK can reach and exceed £11.50 net per hour. Head Waiters usually have the highest salaries.
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