Waiters and Waitresses


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.7% (slower than the average)


What Waiters and Waitresses Do

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

Other Job Titles Waiters and Waitresses May Have

Banquet Server, Buffet Server, Cocktail Server, Food Runner, Food Server, Restaurant Server, Server, Waiter, Waitress, Waitstaff

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Sales Associate ,

Little Caesars

My typical day at work is very busy. Great customer service is a must. I meet each and every customer with a smile as I greet them walking in the door. In between waiting on the public I work in the back making pizzas, bread sticks, and wings. I also clean the kitchen, wash dishes, and mop the floors.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Take orders from patrons for food or beverages.
  • Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.
  • Check patrons' identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Collect payments from customers.
  • Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff.

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