How much money can a person generally make per week by waiting tables?

I hate my job and I want to escape it most days. I pull in $11.84 an hour with benefits, about $350 a week. Sometimes I think about just ditching my job and waiting tables, but I have bills to pay, so I am afraid to take that chance. As a good waiter, did you make enough money, and if so, what type of restaurant was it at? I only have experience as a host at Applebee's for a year, so any ideas would be appreciated.

Asked By: fireheart412 - 5/30/2007
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It depends on where you are, and the business trends (tourist season, where you are, things like that... More
Answered By: shanghaiduck - 5/30/2007
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you can do around $500 at a good restaurant.
Answered By: curmudgeon - 5/30/2007
It depends on location and the type of restaurant.
Answered By: Lady - 5/30/2007
It depends on where you work (city) and who you work for (business).....your ordinary everyday waiter does not make enough to make ends meet, without having a second job. I was a server in high school at Applebee's, even my best nights weren't that great. If you can be a bartendar and a server, then you might be able... More
Answered By: happy kat - 5/30/2007
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