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: 11 days ago Parker, CO, USA

    Server On the Rox Sports Bar and Grill in Parker CO -----.--- We are looking for a part time server / bartender with a minimum of 2 years experience in a high volume setting. Please have at least 2 ...

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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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  • Server

    Posted: 24 days ago Teterboro, NJ, USA

    As a server, your responsibilities would include providing legendary service to our guests, showing our guests care and concern, , having fun and showing enthusiasm, demonstrating great salesmanship ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Texas Roadhouse
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,827.00 - $28,495.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 7 days ago Pickerington, OH, USA

    We are seeking a Server to become an integral part of our team! You will take orders and serve food to patrons at the dining establishment. Responsibilities: * Serve food and beverages to guests

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  • Lead Food Server (Free Meals | Free Parking)

    Posted: 1 month ago Issaquah, WA, USA

    Era Living is seeking a full-time Lead Food Server to become the newest member of our Dining Services team located in our University House Issaquah Community, Issaquah, WA. Competitive Compensation ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 8 days ago South Padre Island, TX, USA

    We are seeking a Server to become an integral part of our team! You will take orders and serve food to patrons at the dining establishment. Responsibilities: * Serve food and beverages to guests

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Grapevine Cafe
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $15,001.00 - $22,704.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 6 days ago Tulsa, OK, USA

    Server will be responsible for side jobs, which include * Meeting and greeting guests * Using a sate of the art mobile Point Of Sales for take orders and payments * Take drinks and food to customer

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  • Servers for Irene's

    Posted: 8 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    We are gearing up for our busy Fall Season and are currently seeking Servers with full and part time availability. Job duties for our Front of House team include following proper steps of service to ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Irene's
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,960.00 - $26,697.00
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  • Skating Carhop Server

    Posted: 2 months ago Andrews, 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 ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Sonic Drive-In
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,769.00 - $24,230.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 4 months ago Beverly Hills, CA, USA

    South Beverly Grill and the Honor Bar are hiring Servers! We hope to recruit friendly, energetic, and highly motivated individuals. No experience is necessary! Just a strong and genuine commitment to ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: South Beverly Grill
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $28,500.00 - $28,500.00
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  • Servers

    Posted: 18 days ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    One-year minimum experience as a server in a high volume restaurant or bar. Looking for full and part time staff. We respect the health of our staff and are taking steps in the current climate to ...

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  • Servers

    Posted: 8 days ago Spartanburg, SC, USA

    Server / Waiter / Waitress At O'Charley's we're always looking for great team members to show A Passion to Serve. In return, we offer flexible work schedules, a great work environment, excellent ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: O'Charley's
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,380.00 - $24,350.00
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  • Skating Carhop Server

    Posted: 2 months ago Alpine, TX, USA

    Carhop/Skating Carhop server requirements: ●Ability to work irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays ●Ability to be flexible in all situations based on business need ●Effective ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Sonic Drive-In
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $15,307.00 - $20,873.00
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  • Restaurant Server

    Posted: 23 days ago Del City, OK, USA

    Server Responsibilities: 1. To ensure that Ted's standard of service is given to every guest, every time 2. Anticipate the guests needs 3. To have full knowledge of our menu and be able to ...

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  • Servers - Fine Dining

    Posted: 13 days ago Houston, TX, USA

    Server and Bar Applicants must have their Houston/Texas Food Handler's Certificate, TABC Permit and must speak English. Most holidays are working days for our team, Sundays are required. We are ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Rainbow Lodge
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $30,849.00 - $60,720.00
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    Posted: 9 days ago Van, TX, USA

    ServerRemedy Staffing is now hiring Servers to work in Van, TX! Pay: $7.25-8.50/hr Average hours are 29 per week * Must be open to working any day of the week including weekends * The primary ...

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  • Tre Trattoria is now Hiring for Servers! Both Part Time and Full Time positions are available!

    Posted: 5 days ago San Antonio, TX, USA

    Tre Trattoria located at the historical San Antonio Museum of Art is now hiring Servers and Bartenders! A passsion for hospitality is a must! Please come in and apply Tuesday-Friday from 2-5 pm.

    • Hiring Company: Tre Trattoria
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $22,095.00 - $37,427.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 9 days ago Marietta, GA, USA

    New Fine dining concept at Marietta Square. Macs Chophouse opening June 16!

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Macs Chophouse
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,396.00 - $26,330.00
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  • Server Waiter Waitress

    Posted: 5 days ago Dawsonville, GA, USA

    Full time , part time or weekend

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  • Servers and Bartenders

    Posted: 3 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Experienced Servers and Bartenders needed at Revelry on the Boulevard About us: Located on North Lamar in the neighborhood of Brentwood, Revelry on the Boulevard, takes an elevated approach to bar ...

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    Posted: 8 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Note to bartender and server candidates: TABC and Food Handler certificates are required. Note to host/hostess: Food Handler certificate is required To apply: Please visit our website at www ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 3 months ago Little Rock, AR, USA

    The primary purpose of the F&B server is to understand, maintain and service all of the F&B outlets of the club. They are responsible for understanding all F&B needs and procedures at the clubhouse ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: The Alotian Club
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,660.00 - $25,216.00
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  • Professional Server

    Posted: 19 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, a neighborhood full service restaurant in north central Austin, is hiring for a front-of-house team member with serving experience to join the team. Our strong base ...

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  • Chili's Servers/Waiters

    Posted: 21 days ago Kansas City, MO, USA

    We are seeking fun, outgoing, and high-energy individuals to join our team as part-time and/or full-time Servers. About the Job: * Provide hospitable and customized service to each of our Guests

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    Posted: 8 days ago Austin, TX, USA

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