Server Job Overview and Description

According to the BLS, the employment of servers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Because dining out is a popular activity for people, and due to the large number of servers who leave the occupation each year, job prospects continue to look good.


What is a Server?

Servers take orders and serve food and beverages in dining establishments. Many of their responsibilities include greeting customers, presenting menus, and answering question about the items on the menu. Servers also prepare drinks and garnishes, carry trays of food from the kitchen to the dining room, set up dining halls, stock service areas, and prepare itemized checks and process payments.


Server Job Overview?

Servers spend most of their time on their feet and often carry heavy trays of food to and from the kitchen. The work can be hectic and fast paced. Server shifts typically experience busy periods where a server will need to serve customers quickly and efficiently. They must work as a team with the kitchen and bar staff to ensure prompt service.

Server appearance is important as they serve as the front-line of customer service. Servers may be required to wear uniforms.

Half of all servers work part-time. Servers may also work seasonally for a few months. Server schedules vary widely, depending on the restaurant’s hours of operation. Many work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays.


What type of education do you need to be a Server?

No formal education is required to become a server.

Most servers learn through on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Trainees will typically shadow a more experienced server.


What is a typical Server salary?

Many servers make their earnings through the combination of tips and hourly wages. Earnings vary greatly. Depending on the establishment or locality. Servers at upscale establishments typically earn high tips.

According to the BLS, the median hourly wage for servers is around $10.47.


What are Server job requirements?

Servers require physical stamina and strength as they will be spending most of their time on their feet and lifting heavy trays or materials that can weigh up to 50 pounds. Servers must have excellent organizational and Detail-oriented skills as they must handle multiple tables and must be able to prioritize tasks. Customer service skills is also necessary since servers handle almost all customer interactions.


Where can you find a Server job listing?

You can search for a server job listing through websites like CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, and JobsInEachState.com. You can also check your local papers or do a general web search for your area for server jobs. Many applicants can get server jobs by physically visiting the location that they wish to work at and fill out an application.

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