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Server salary in Philadelphia, PA

How much does a Server make in Philadelphia, PA?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $15.63
Low $8.18
High $29.87
$135per day
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a server is $15.63 per hour in Philadelphia, PA and $135 tips per day.331 salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Philadelphia, PA

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Servers in Philadelphia, PA

  1. KPOT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot
    92 reviews10 salaries reported
    $19.16per hour
  2. $18.21per hour
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Highest paying cities for Servers near Philadelphia, PA

  1. Bethlehem, PA
    $22.42 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  2. North Wales, PA
    $19.51 per hour
    26 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $17.51 per hour
    281 salaries reported
  1. Harrisburg, PA
    $17.28 per hour
    43 salaries reported
  2. King of Prussia, PA
    $17.01 per hour
    61 salaries reported
  3. Lancaster, PA
    $16.51 per hour
    113 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $15.63 per hour
    331 salaries reported
  2. York, PA
    $15.00 per hour
    41 salaries reported
  3. Allentown, PA
    $13.34 per hour
    127 salaries reported
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Where can a Server earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Servers

Most recommended skill

Catering Experience(earn +27.97% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 2.13% since 2018. Servers with this skill earn +27.97% more than the average base salary, which is $15.63 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012728increase by 728
20131886increase by 159.07%
20142937increase by 55.73%
20151054decrease by 64.11%
20161229increase by 16.60%
2017526decrease by 57.20%
2018703increase by 33.65%
2019688decrease by 2.13%

Top companies hiring Servers with the recommended skill

Cafe Lift
Bluestone Lane
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Top certifications
CompTIA Server+
Top licenses
MAST Permit

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs2
2,168 jobs3,983
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Most common benefits for Servers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Childcare
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 107,242 ratings

41% of Servers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Philadelphia, PA?


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Average $13.87 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Server

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