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What Is Minimum Wage For Waitresses?

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The minimum wage currently is $5.85/hour. But, effective, 7/24/08, the minimum wage will be increased to $6.55/hour. I believe the minimum wage for a waitress cannot be lower than the state's minimum wage. But, another thing is that tips also have to be reported as part of your taxable earnings.
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Wage is too low for a waitress/ server. They get pay around 2 dollars per hour and then report more tips then they recieve. Example they recieve 30 dollars in tips they have to report in tips to their employer they recieve40 dollars in tips. They claim it percent of the meal sales of the day. Is this fair to the waitress/server.
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Lindsay Bynes commented
$2.13/hr in most states
J-- C--
J-- C-- commented
Waiters/Waitresses do not make the federal minimum wage as it is (erroneously) assumed that they will earn enough in tips to "level it out".

They don't and it does not.
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Pamela Fleitas answered
The federal minimum rate is 6.55 but this is not just for waitresses. It is the same for everybody. It can, however, vary by state but I don't believe any state can make it lower than the federal rate. A waitress does not have to make 6.55 per hour. Their rate of pay is usually lower, and this is because they receive tips.
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Pamela Fleitas commented
Oops, I'm sorry. I made a mistake. Minimum wage becomes 6.55 next month, and that includes Maryland. My bad.
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Anonymous answered
$2.35 per hour plus tips and you are taxed on both!
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I was a server for many years and I never received a paycheck, it all went toward taxes. Any decent server working in a decent restaurant should have no problem surpassing minimum wage and makes a pretty good living.

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