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: 8 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    The server will serve food courses and alcoholic beverages to guests. Answer questions on menu selections. Communicate with the kitchen regarding menu questions, the length of wait, re-cook orders ...

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  • Dining Room Server - San Rafael

    Posted: 11 months ago San Rafael, CA, USA

    About This Career Opportunity A Dining Room Server: * Creates a positive dining experience for residents. * Discusses and explains menu items to residents, records resident food selection, delivers ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Elder Care Alliance
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $25,562.00 - $43,572.00
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  • Servers

    Posted: 9 days ago 50613, IA, USA

    Serving and cleaning in a fast paced environment with a great team! Bonus/Commission: No

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  • Server

    Posted: 4 days ago Burlingame, CA, USA

    Overview "It makes me feel good knowing that we make the residents' lives better. We laugh with them, cry with them, sing and dance with them - we brighten their day. Working here is an unbelievable ...

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  • SERVICE

    Posted: 3 days ago Storm Lake, IA, USA

    Being a server at Pizza Hut is about making hungry people happy - with tips! It's about being independent and having fun, making new friends and earning extra cash. As a Pizza Hut server, you're the ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Comes Investments
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,972.00 - $28,545.00
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  • Counter Servers & Baristas for Irene's!

    Posted: 8 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Be a part of the team at Irene's, ELM Restaurant Group's American restaurant & bar! We are currently looking for Counter Staff & Baristas with weekend and evening availability. Our Counter staff is ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Irene's
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,000.00 - $18,000.00
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  • AM and PM Servers

    Posted: 20 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    We are currently looking for talented servers that are comfortable in a high volume setting and can hit the ground running. If you like fast-paced environments, teamwork, and serving a customer base ...

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  • Server / Cashier / Host

    Posted: 8 days ago Grand Forks, ND, USA

    Like to multi-task in a fast-paced, fun environment? Your personality and commitment to create something a little different for everyone plus Buffalo Wild Wing's amazing offerings in Wings, Beer, and ...

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  • Servers

    Posted: 14 days ago Sterling Heights, MI, USA

    What do you seek in your career path? An opportunity for growth? A chance to succeed? A fun, exciting social environment? Blending all of these together is the difference between a good job and a ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: IHOP
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,973.00 - $26,717.00
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  • Server - Part time & Per Diem Shifts

    Posted: 1 year ago Weston, MA, USA

    As we continue to grow, we are seeking Servers to become part of our family. We invite you to take your first step toward a rewarding career with us! Recently renovated and refreshed, Maplewood at ...

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  • SERVERS

    Posted: 4 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    FULL TIME/PART TIME WE ARE HIRING HIGHLY SELF-MOTIVATED, HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS. MUST BE AVAILABLE DAYS, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS SHIFTS. PLEASE HAVE AT LEAST 1-2 YEARS EXPERIENCE SERVING IN A FAST ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: La Mancha
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,352.00 - $25,794.00
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  • Server & Host Positions Available - 2 Locations (Lakewood/Victory Park)

    Posted: 5 days ago Dallas, TX, USA

    Full & Part Servers (both locations) Full & Part Time Host (both locations) Ideal Server candidate will have some fine dining experience and a down to earth, no BS attitude. We aim to provide elegant ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Mot Hai Ba
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $22,508.00 - $38,514.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 11 months ago Sandy Springs, GA, USA

    Working here is an unbelievable privilege and it will be something I carry with me for the rest of my life!" - Sunrise Team Member At Sunrise, our Server is responsible for providing dining and table ...

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  • Hostess/Server

    Posted: 3 days ago Austin, TX, USA

    Requirements for Hostess/Server: -Ability to embrace hospitality and go above and beyond to provide an excellent guest experience. -Be thoughtful, passionate, logical and solution-based. -Willingness ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Bar Peached
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,461.00 - $24,291.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 3 months ago Evanston, IL, USA

    We're seeking part-time servers to help create outstanding culinary experiences for residents and guests in the multiple restaurants within our senior living residence. As a server, you'll be ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: The Mather
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,518.00 - $28,028.00
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  • Servers- Part-time

    Posted: 2 months ago Chardon, OH, USA

    Maplewood Chardon, 12350 Bass Lake Rd Chardon, Ohio The Server is responsible for assisting in the set-up, service and cleaning of the dining room. All responsibilities will be conducted in a manner ...

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  • Server (Waiter/Waitress)

    Posted: yesterday Avon Lake, OH, USA

    Waiter/Waitress (Server) Independence Village of Avon Lake As a Waiter/Waitress (Server), you will perform a variety of food service functions and maintain clean and sanitary conditions of service ...

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  • Experienced GastroPub/Fine Dining Server

    Posted: yesterday Cincinnati, OH, USA

    We are seeking an Experienced GastroPub/Fine Dining Server to become an integral part of the BrewRiver team! You create relationships with guests, be the face of our concept and most importantly the ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 9 days ago Carlsbad, CA, USA

    The Server is responsible for table service within the Dining Room and other areas where dining functions occur, ensuring the highest standards of customer service are being achieved. This is a ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Glenbrook HC LLC
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,330.00 - $27,743.00
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  • Part Time Server (Lakewood Ranch, FL $9-10/hour)

    Posted: 7 days ago Lakewood Ranch, FL, USA

    The Food and Beverage Server primary function is to be responsible for professional, effective and efficient handling of all Food and Beverage needs in the community. This includes ensuring product ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Castle Group
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,000.00 - $20,000.00
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  • Part-Time Server

    Posted: yesterday Allen, TX, USA

    Alexis Estates, Allen's gracious retirement community for active seniors, is now hiring for a part-time Server. Evening shifts are available on weekdays and during our breakfast, lunch, and dinner ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Alexis Estates
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $17,048.00 - $25,803.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Mackinaw City, MI, USA

    Darrow's Restaurant in Mackinaw City is hiring an experienced night server. Must be available until October. Please apply in person between 1 and 5 pm.

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Darrow's Restaurant
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,249.00 - $24,593.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Sacramento, CA, USA

    Midtown Sushi is searching for a part time server to become an integral part of our team! We are looking for someone who has an open availability Monday through Sunday for both lunch and dinner ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: LOUS SUSHI LLC
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,843.00 - $28,519.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 14 days ago Atlanta, GA, USA

    We are looking for a skilled and friendly server to join our team! This position plays a big role for creating and providing best customer experience and satisfaction that we expect at Full ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: D III Holdings LLC
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $5,500.00 - $10,000.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 10 days ago Nashville, TN, USA

    Server Responsibilities * Greet tables with a positive and enthusiastic demeanor * Take and process orders in a timely and accurate fashion * Memorize drink and food menu * Manage large groups ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Bravo Restaurants
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $4,260.00 - $4,260.00
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