Average Salary For Waiters In South Africa

A waiter is a man whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant.

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Waiter Salary In South Africa

The average waiter’s salary in South Africa is R 480 000 per year or R 246 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 162 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 6 000 000 per year.

How much does the average waitress make in South Africa?

The average waitress salary in South Africa is R 180 000 per year or R 92.31 per hour.

Entry-level positions start at R 139 500 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 6 000 000 per year.

What is the minimum wage for a waiter in South Africa?

Even the lowest-paid categories, e.g. waiters and general assistants, are at R22.25 per hour – approximately 7% higher than the national minimum wage.

These wages will increase by CPI + 1.5% on 1 May 2021.

The wages of employees who have been on a higher rate than the prescribed rate, may not be reduced.

How many hours do waiters work a day?

May work part-time or full-time, but most work less than 40 hours a week.

May work weekends, evenings, and holidays. May work split shifts. For example, they might work from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with time off in between.

How can I be a good waiter?

Here are 5 serving tips on how to be a good waiter or waitress.

The customer is always right. The first rule of being a good server is to remember the customer is always right.

Be friendly but professional.

Know the menu forward and backward.

Practice good hygiene.

Always upsell, but not in an obnoxious way.

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