How much does waitress make for a year? What did it say on your w-2?

I know it changes yearly. I just want an average. I work for a grocery store and I keep hearing waitresses making three times more than me. I know they don't get minimum wage. I was thinking about becoming a waitress. I was wondering could you make a living with just being a waitress and don't have to take a second job like me.

Asked By: - 5/9/2011
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I've been a waitress for around 10yrs for 3 different places, & it really does vary. The 1st place I worked I made an avg of 15,XXX, but it wasn't full time the tips weren't that great. 2nd place avg of 19,XXX, again the tips weren't the best, but I got promoted & was able to be full time. This 3rd place I avged 26,... More
Answered By: Pamela Collins - 5/9/2011
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IT varies more than yearly. It varies by the kind of restaurant you work for. Very cheap restaurant waitstaff make much less than those who work at a big, classy place... More
Answered By: Dart - 5/9/2011
You are my sunshine. Ya know i think the waitress does a great job, sadly they are on a low wage. I always leave at the very least a $10 tip.
Answered By: Dill. - 5/9/2011
$7828.66. But I average $86 a day (four hours) without my paycheck. (tips)
Answered By: Freakgirl - 5/9/2011
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