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: 2 months ago Cedar Park, TX, USA

    We are now accepting applications for a Buffet Server team member to ensure a first-class dining experience for residents and their guests. You will work collectively with the Culinary and Dining ...

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  • FOH Server

    Posted: 17 days ago Denver, CO, USA

    We are looking to fill front of house server positions. Brunch & weekend availability is a must. We are looking for team members who have a very positive attitude and want to be a part of a small ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 18 days ago Justin, TX, USA

    Being a Carhop (aka super cool food server) is like being an astronaut, only you work in a drive-in restaurant instead of space, and the food's way better. You're responsible for serving and ...

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  • Server - Cedar Park Chili's

    Posted: 1 month ago Cedar Park, TX, 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
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  • Server (Full Time)

    Posted: 1 month ago Shakopee, MN, USA

    Our McKenna Crossings community is seeking Full Time & Part Time Servers / Dietary Aides / Dining Aides / Culinary Assistants to join our team. These positions include working every other weekend and ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 1 month ago Inver Grove Heights, MN, USA

    Our Timber Hills community is seeking Part Time Servers / Dietary Aides / Dining Aides / Culinary Assistants to join our team. Many Part-Time schedules include shifts that are only 3-4 hours and ...

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  • Server Assistant / Busser

    Posted: 1 month ago Indianapolis, IN, USA

    Server Assistant / Busser Description: Server Assistant / Busser Essential Job Functions * Welcome each guest personally within 30 seconds. * Communicate with guests using clear and enthusiastic ...

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  • Server Asst/Busser $12-$15/hour

    Posted: 7 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    We are currently looking for part time server assistants/bussers that are comfortable in a high volume setting and can hit the ground running. This job starts at $8 an hour plus cash tips daily

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  • Server

    Posted: 10 days ago Vacaville, CA, 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
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  • Server Assistant

    Posted: 17 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    As a restaurant and event venue, we are seeking hard working Server Assistants who carry themselves in a professional manner and are self-motivated. Server Assistants can expect $12-$17 per hour with ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Mattie's
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $24,000.00 - $34,000.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 25 days ago Newport Beach, CA, USA

    Gulfstream in Newport Beach is currently seeking exceptional dining room staff members to join our team. Energy, poise, and a sophisticated sense of personal style are important for this role ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Gulfstream
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  • Server

    Posted: 20 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Server Bartender Expo Delivery driver All of these positions will require a TX food handlers card and the server and bartender position will also require a current TABC

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  • Live Cocktail Server - Service Bar- Maryland

    Posted: 1 month ago Hanover, MD, USA

    Cocktail Server is responsible and accountable for all aspects of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage sales and service to guests throughout the slots area of the gaming floor. Provides customer ...

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  • Server Positions Available

    Posted: 4 months ago Dallas, TX, USA

    Server positions are available. * Previous experience not required; In depth training provided from the outset. * Competitive compensation: $150-$300/per shift . * Medical/dental benefits are ...

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  • Lobby Server, Cook, Cashier, Dishwasher, Customer Service

    Posted: 4 days ago Collierville, TN, USA

    Lobby Server, Line Cook, Cashier, Dishwasher, and Customer Service Come work for Tacos 4 Life! We're looking for hard-working, life-giving team members who want to join a family of taco lovers on a ...

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    Posted: 6 days ago Reno, NV, USA

    Servers Red Robin isn't your typical burger restaurant. We're a team filled with unbridled energy, magnetic personalities, and a passion for having fun! We also have a passion for developing our Team ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Red Robin
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  • Line Server/Cashier

    Posted: yesterday Fulshear, TX, USA

    Dozier's BBQ & Meat Market is looking to add several people to our team. The successful candidate will be motivated, punctual, hard working, and have strong interpersonal skills that allow them to ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Dozier's BBQ
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  • COUNTER SERVER - FULL TIME

    Posted: 1 month ago Austin, TX, USA

    COUNTER / SERVER **FULL TIME** We are open!! Looking to work for a great company that cares? And has great extra benefits? This is it! Westwood Country Club is currently hiring FULL TIME wait staff ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 24 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Hotel June is seeking a Server for our two signature outlets and bars. Inspired by the soul and spirit of California, Scenic Route and Caravan Swim Club offer vibrant food and drink for hotel guests ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Hotel JUNE
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  • Server

    Posted: 3 days ago Terrell, TX, USA

    McDonald's, Terrell, TX We believe in letting you do you. If you're looking for a part-time job that supports your full-time ambition, you've come to the right place. Crew member opportunities are ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: McDonald's
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  • Busser/Server Assistant

    Posted: 28 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Vince Young Steakhouse is hiring for full and part time busser/server assistant position. Please apply in person Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. Experience preferred but not required. About Us: The Vince ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 4 days ago Pilot Point, TX, USA

    McDonald's, Pilot Point, TX We believe in letting you do you. If you're looking for a part-time job that supports your full-time ambition, you've come to the right place. Crew member opportunities ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: McDonald's
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  • Dining Server

    Posted: 28 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    We have a current opening for a Server. This position responsible for providing excellent customers service in receiving and delivery of food and beverage orders and maintain a clean, safe kitchen ...

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  • Lead Food Server (Free Meals | Free Parking)

    Posted: 21 days ago Seattle, WA, USA

    Era Living is seeking a full-time Lead Food Servers to become the newest member of our Dining Services team located in our Lakeshore Community in South Seattle, WA (near Renton Airport). Competitive ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 6 days ago Princeton, TX, USA

    Wendy's, Princeton, TX WHAT YOU'LL DO Greeting guests with a smile Taking food and drink orders Preparing food and drink Maintaining a clean work environment Answering questions about menu items and ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Wendy's
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