25 Best Cities to Be a Waiter

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25. Bellingham, WA
Avg. hourly wage, waiters: $13.56
No. of waiters: 1,550 (18.84 per 1,000 jobs)
Cost of living: 1% less than nat’l avg.
No. of full-service restaurants: 203

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24. Yuba City, CA
Avg. hourly wage, waiters: $13.56
No. of waiters: 600 (14.82 per 1,000 jobs)
Cost of living: 3% less than nat’l avg.
No. of full-service restaurants: 81 (bottom 25%)

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23. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
Avg. hourly wage, waiters: $13.66
No. of waiters: 4,800 (26.35 per 1,000 jobs)
Cost of living: 10% greater than nat’l avg.
No. of full-service restaurants: 408

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22. Olympia-Tumwater, WA
Avg. hourly wage, waiters: $13.86
No. of waiters: 1,680 (16.24 per 1,000 jobs)
Cost of living: 7% greater than nat’l avg.
No. of full-service restaurants: 185

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21. Wenatchee, WA
Avg. hourly wage, waiters: $13.91
No. of waiters: 870 (20.38 per 1,000 jobs)
Cost of living: 5% less than nat’l avg.
No. of full-service restaurants: 120