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How much do you make in tips as a waitress?

I live in Iowa and want to work at a fairly busy restaurant. I've applied at Famous Dave's, Biaggi's, Rock Bottom, Joe's Crab Shack, Old Chicago, PF Chang's, and a couple others. All of these are pretty busy restaurants in my area. Can anyone share with me how much they made in tips if they worked as a waiter or waitress at any of these restaurants, or even if you worked at a different restaurant? I'm just looking to see if this would be a good job for me and my expenses. Thanks!!

Asked By: - 2/24/2011
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I worked at a chain restaurant and I considered my minimum to be $20/hour. Sometimes is was MUCH more and sometimes you barely made it to $10/hour... More
Answered By: Simpson G - 2/24/2011
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well in most restaurants, you get 10% of the full payment from each person.
Answered By: suze - 2/24/2011
 
It varies depending on the resturant, the food quality, service times etc. But something I learned a long time ago is if you want to make money waitressing you have to view it as you being in business for yourself. Also another piece of advice is whenever you are waiting tables always take care of the female. (if momma... More
Answered By: emschick638 - 2/24/2011
 
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