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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    Posted: 23 days ago Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    Responsible for assisting servers in food deliveries, setting and resetting tables as needed, restaurant cleanliness, and stocking wait stations. Be Excellent, Be Engaged, Be Empowered to Create ...

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  • Server - FULL TIME

    Posted: 3 days ago Danville, CA, 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 (Full Time)

    Posted: yesterday Blue Springs, MO, USA

    Server/Dishwasher Department/Group: Culinary Job Description Company Philosophy Arrow Senior Living Management believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success in ...

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  • Server - Full-time

    Posted: 6 days ago Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

    Vi is recognized as a Great Place to Work and one of Glassdoor's 100 Best Companies to work for. Learn from the best and accelerate your dining career with Vi. You will serve delicious gourmet meals ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Vi Living
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,473.00 - $26,445.00
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  • Server / Waitstaff - 1408

    Posted: 3 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 - JOIN OUR FAMILY, YOU'LL WANT TO STAY! As ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Belmont Village
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $15,505.00 - $25,009.00
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  • Server - FULL TIME - Lakeway

    Posted: 17 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    At Brookdale, our servers enrich residents' lives every day with a great dining experience. Become part of our family, grow your skills and career, and have the satisfaction of helping make seniors ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 1 month ago North Las Vegas, NV, USA

    US-NV-N Las Vegas As a server at Cracker Barrel, you will serve up smiles and Southern goodness in a fast-paced, family-friendly environment. Our mission of Pleasing People guides everything that we ...

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  • Restaurant Server

    Posted: 4 days ago Idaho Falls, ID, 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 - Eagle Creek Chili's

    Posted: yesterday Indianapolis, IN, USA

    As a Server your job includes: * Serving food and beverage orders to Guests in timely manner * Learning the menu to explain offerings to Guests * Partnering with other Servers to ensure Guests have ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Chilis
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $23,013.00 - $47,464.00
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  • Cooks & Dining Servers

    Posted: 4 days ago Atlanta, GA, USA

    We are looking for cooks and dining servers. Arena helps people find a job that matches their desires and lifestyle needs. We consider jobs with over 1500 facilities in the US, providing you with ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Arena
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $22,045.00 - $42,087.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 17 days ago Princeton, MN, USA

    The Server is responsible for delivering food and beverages to customers. Duties of this position include, greeting customers promptly and in a friendly manner, explaining specials and menu items ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Elior North America
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,378.00 - $27,816.00
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  • Server and Bartenders Wanted.

    Posted: yesterday Memphis, TN, USA

    Position: Server and Bartenders Duties: * Provide quality, and genuine, hospitality in a timely manner * Ensure that guest's feel important and welcome in the restaurant * Look for ways to ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Curfew
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $23,576.00 - $35,365.00
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  • Server Assistant - Busser

    Posted: 2 months ago Arizona City, AZ, 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: Texas Roadhouse
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $19,799.00 - $29,432.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 17 hours ago Mesquite, TX, USA

    As a server, you truly care about providing a memorable and hospitable experience. You are welcoming and accommodating with the ability to educate our patrons and guide their experience to create ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Mesquite Diner
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,046.00 - $24,286.00
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  • Server (Full Time)

    Posted: 1 month ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    Save Our Johanna Shores community is seeking Part Time Servers / Dietary Aides / Dining Aides / Culinary Assistants to join our team. Full-Time schedules have great benefit options and usually ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 1 month ago Chanhassen, MN, USA

    Our SummerWood of Chanhassen community is seeking Part Time Servers / Dietary Aides / Dining Aides / Culinary Assistants to join our team. This position may include working every other weekend and ...

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  • Server / Service Bartender

    Posted: 18 days ago Pompano Beach, FL, USA

    Server and Service Bar positions are available. * Previous experience not required; In depth training provided from the outset. * Competitive compensation, $100-$350 per Shift * Medical/dental ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Houston's
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  • Cashier & Line Server

    Posted: 9 days ago Inglewood, CA, USA

    Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen is looking for a Cashier / Line Server to join our team. The Cashier will use cash registers and other related equipment to conduct monetary transactions with customers. The ...

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  • Full-time Server

    Posted: 4 hours ago Denver, CO, USA

    We are now accepting applications for an AM 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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  • Lead Food Server (Free Meals)

    Posted: yesterday Seattle, WA, USA

    Era Living is seeking a full-time Lead Server to become the newest members of our Dining Services team located in our Aljoya Thornton Place Community, Seattle, WA. Competitive Compensation and a ...

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  • Server | Dietary Associate

    Posted: 4 days ago Tucson, AZ, USA

    Server summary If you're a person who is passionate about creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere for senior citizens, join our team! The Server is responsible for the entire guest experience ...

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  • Restaurant Server Assistant

    Posted: 4 days ago Scottsdale, AZ, USA

    The Server Assistant is responsible for supporting the outlets in cleanliness and set up, as well as assisting in the service/delivery of food and/or beverages; performed in a fun, friendly ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: The Canal Club
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,420.00 - $26,562.00
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  • Hiring Server/Bartender

    Posted: yesterday Austin, TX, USA

    Family owned restaurant with 37 years in the same location in Westlake is seeking full time server/bartneder. We are closed on Sunday and Monday so you will get to enjoy a very rare service industry ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 21 days ago Arlington, TX, USA

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    Posted: 15 days ago West Dover, VT, USA

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    • Industry: Food
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    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $24,822.00 - $36,981.00
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