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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13,637 Server Jobs & Opportunities
  • Server - FULL TIME

    Posted: 3 days ago Scottsdale, AZ, USA

    Responsibilities Start your culinary career as a dining room server at Brookdale! Unlike the hustle and bustle of standard restaurants, our waiters and waitresses deliver meals to seniors and guests ...

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  • Server / Waitstaff - 1051

    Posted: 25 days ago Dallas, TX, USA

    FT- Server Positions Available (Morning / Mid-Day Shift) PT - Server Positions Available (Evening - 4pm-8pm) No Late Nights & Free Meals! IMMEDIATELY HIRING - BECOME AN ESSENTIAL WORKER! Dependable ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Belmont Village
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $15,508.00 - $25,013.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 11 hours ago Dallas, TX, USA

    SERVER positions are available. * Previous experience not required; In depth training provided from the outset. * Competitive compensation $80-$200 PER SHIFT. * Medical/dental benefits are available ...

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  • Server - Mason Kings Island Area

    Posted: 19 days ago Cincinnati, OH, USA

    US-OH-Cincinnati The Server performs guest service in the dining room by making sure that all dining room guests are seated at clean and properly set up tables, that all guests receive prompt ...

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  • Server / Waitstaff - 1149

    Posted: 3 days ago Carol Stream, IL, USA

    Part Time $11.50 per hour 4:00pm - 7:00pm with occasional weekends Perfect for a High School student IMMEDIATELY HIRING - JOIN OUR FAMILY, YOU'LL WANT TO STAY! As a healthcare worker, whether you ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Belmont Village
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $23,000.00 - $23,000.00
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  • Server and Greeter Positions Available

    Posted: 25 days ago Boca Raton, FL, USA

    Server and Greeter positions are available. * Previous experience not required; In depth training provided from the outset. * Competitive compensation, with earning potential between $100-$400/shift

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  • Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    Our Waverly Gardens community is seeking a Part-Time Server/ Dietary Aide / Dining Aide / Culinary Assistant to join our team. Full-Time schedules have great benefit options and usually include 8 ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 29 days ago Council Bluffs, IA, USA

    Our Prairie Gate community is seeking Full-Time & Part-Time Servers / Dietary Aides / Dining Aides / Culinary Assistants to join our team. Many Part-Time schedules include shifts that are only 3-4 ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 5 days ago Charlotte, NC, USA

    NOW HIRING Servers Join us and see what teamwork really means! What can STIR offer you? * Enjoy the benefits of a fast-paced, full-service environment * Advance your career with training for all ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: STIR Restaurant
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,881.00 - $27,063.00
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  • Server

    Posted: yesterday 76092, TX, USA

    Hiring for SERVERS and COCKTAIL SERVERS . Apply in person Monday-Thursday 2-4pm. REQUIRED TRAINING/ MINIMUM QUALIFACATIONS: Knowledge of bar and restaurant service and pleasant attitude. 2 years ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Truluck's
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,479.00 - $26,454.00
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  • Server and/or Bartender

    Posted: 2 days ago Denver, CO, USA

    We are looking for a competent Restaurant Server and/or Bartender to take orders from our guests, providing fine dining service in a fine/casual atmosphere, and maintain/enhance the quality of the ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Cucina Colore
    • Salary Type: weekly
    • Salary Annual Range: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 6 months ago Rockwall, TX, USA

    US-TX-Rockwall A server at Cracker Barrel will enjoy a fast-paced, family-friendly environment, where we treat every guest as a guest in our own home. We value what you bring to the table--and we do ...

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  • Lead Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Eureka Springs, AR, USA

    Server responsibilities include ensuring our tables are clean and tidy when guests arrive, presenting menus, and serving food and beverages. You need to be quick on your feet (literally and ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Pine Mtn Resort
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $19,274.00 - $29,749.00
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  • Server & Lead Server

    Posted: 4 days ago 98012, WA, USA

    Server Position Summary: The wait staff performs table service for dining room and banquet/catering events. This position serves foods in friendly, professional and efficient manner. In addition, the ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Cogir
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $26,298.00 - $40,287.00
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  • Food Server (Free Meal | Free Parking)

    Posted: 5 days ago Seattle, WA, USA

    Era Living is seeking a full-time Lunch and Dinner Food Server to become the newest member of our Dining Services team located in our Lakeshore Community in South Seattle, WA (near Renton Airport

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  • Server - full time

    Posted: 4 days ago Cary, IL, USA

    The Server position is perfect for students or anyone looking for part time or full-time work in our beautiful community. The Server delivers and serves meals and snacks to residents, families and ...

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  • Restaurant Food Server - Part Time or Full Time

    Posted: 10 months ago Marshall, MI, USA

    If you have a passion for food and serving others, see what your future can hold at Denny's! As a Server, you're the guest's connection to the diner. Which means you're an advisor. A mind-reader. A ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Denny's
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $21,319.00 - $36,194.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 10 days ago Bismarck, ND, USA

    As a Server, your responsibilities would include: • WOWing guests and providing legendary service • Showing excitement and enthusiasm • Demonstrating great salesmanship • Following steps of ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Texas Roadhouse
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,801.00 - $26,943.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Chicago, IL, USA

    The server's primary objective is to show our guest hospitality and build relationships out of each guest that enters our venue. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: I|O Godfrey
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,938.00 - $28,663.00
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  • Restaurant Server Non Tipping Position

    Posted: 4 days ago Portland, OR, USA

    Essential Job Functions The Restaurant Server is responsible for the flow of service from the kitchen to ensure all residents receive their preferences in both food and beverages. Assist residents ...

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  • Server Assistant - Busser - Bubbas 33 33

    Posted: 11 days ago Greenwood, IN, USA

    As a Server Assistant (Busser), your responsibilities would include: • Assisting guests with their needs • Helping servers attend to their tables • Clearing and cleaning tables quickly • ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Bubbas 33
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,021.00 - $25,302.00
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  • Server

    Posted: yesterday Dallas, TX, USA

    Highly acclaimed and regarded Sushi & Pan Asian restaurant in Dallas TX is hiring for full time servers. Must have high volume experience, be reliable, available on the weekends, and always come to ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Oishii - SMU Blvd
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,281.00 - $27,669.00
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  • PM Server

    Posted: 4 days ago Loveland, OH, USA

    We are now accepting applications for a PM Server to provide a first-class dining experience to residents and their guests. Responsibilities include pre-setting tables, taking entree orders, serving ...

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  • Now Hiring Servers - Albatross in Danville

    Posted: yesterday Danville, CA, USA

    Server Position Requirements: * The position requires an experienced server with 2 years of experience in a full-service restaurant. * Excitement about our brand and product * Extensive knowledge of ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Albatross
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $26,321.00 - $40,627.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 1 year ago McCall, ID, USA

    SERVER JOB SUMMARY: Provide an exceptional dining experience to our guests during their stay with us through exceeding proper service standards, possessing a strong knowledge of wine, cocktails and ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Shore Lodge
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,374.00 - $26,296.00
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