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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12,031 Server Jobs & Opportunities
  • Server

    Posted: 5 days ago Evansville, IN, USA

    We are seeking an experienced 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 ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Wasabi Evansville
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $5,000.00 - $10,000.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Spring Valley, CA, USA

    Clean up server area at the end of shift. * Maintain cleanliness of prep items in produce cooler (salad dressings, fruits, etc.) * Complete weekly cleaning assignments as scheduled. The ideal ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Covenant Living
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,373.00 - $27,808.00
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  • Food servers and employees are welcome!

    Posted: 7 months ago Union City, CA, USA

    Are you looking for customized work hours & opportunities in addition to your current job. Home Instead Senior Care is looking for caring and compassionate CAREGivers to become a part of our team and ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Home Instead
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $27,434.00 - $44,444.00
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  • Dining Server at Senior Living Community

    Posted: 15 days ago Peachtree Corners, GA, USA

    Part Time available (Any Day of the week and approximately 24 hours per work) The Mansions at Sandy Springs senior living community is searching for server candidates critical to the culinary team ...

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  • Server Waiter Waitress

    Posted: 8 days ago Pensacola, FL, USA

    We are seeking a Server Waiter Waitress to become a part of our team! You will do table and buffet setup, take orders and serve food at the premises. Responsibilities: * Serve food and beverages to ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Spice and spirits
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $13,000.00 - $16,000.00
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  • Food Server

    Posted: 6 days ago Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Certified Beer Server - Cicerone * Able to stand for 8 hours - walks and stands during entire shift. * Able to communicate with team members * Able to understand and follow all policies and ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Slater's 50/50
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,500.00 - $16,500.00
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  • Server Administrator I

    Posted: 1 month ago Lake Forest, IL, USA

    This position performs server hardware maintenance and replacement. This position develops and deploys server operating system images, patches and updates, and driver packages per device model and ...

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  • Server Waiter Waitress

    Posted: 9 days ago Encinitas, CA, USA

    We are seeking a Server Waiter Waitress 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 ...

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  • Servers

    Posted: 15 days ago Auburn Hills, MI, USA

    SERVERS Our Servers play an essential role in serving our guests and delivering a great dining experience! You will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of food and beverages table side that ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Buddys pizza
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,143.00 - $26,969.00
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  • Server Waiter Waitress

    Posted: 13 days ago New Bern, NC, USA

    Cypress Hall is now accepting applications for bartenders and server positions! Part time AND full time positions are available! We are looking for hard-working, experienced staff members to join our ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 15 days ago Sandy Springs, GA, USA

    George Village has a Full and Part Time opening for a server in their main dining room serving residents and guests meals and beverages. Qualified candidates would have experience serving in a ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: St George Village
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,006.00 - $27,253.00
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  • Restaurant Server

    Posted: 11 days ago Wichita, KS, USA

    The Belmont is looking for experienced servers to be a part of our team and pride themselves in creating regulars. We want someone who can bring some fun and smiles to every shift . Our kitchen will ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: The Belmont
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,108.00 - $24,380.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 17 days ago Jordan, AR, USA

    We are seeking a Server to become an integral part of our team! Responsibilities: * Serve food and beverages to guests * Explain to guests about menu items * Clean and prepare the dining areas

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  • Server

    Posted: 18 days ago Harker Heights, 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: Palmeras Tex Mex
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $4,260.00 - $4,260.00
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  • Server and Bartender

    Posted: 14 days ago San Antonio, TX, USA

    We are hiring server and bartender staff. AM and PM shifts available. We offer flexible scheduling and advancement opportunities. Servers: · Professional and outgoing personality · Greet and ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 22 days ago Moore, SC, 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: Eggs Up Grill
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,000.00 - $30,000.00
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  • Food Server/ Waiter

    Posted: 23 days ago Valdosta, GA, USA

    We are seeking a Food Server to become an integral part of our team! Responsibilities: * Serve food and beverages to guests * Explain to guests about menu items * Clean and prepare the dining areas

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  • Food Server at Noodle St. Monrovia

    Posted: 24 days ago Monrovia, CA, USA

    Noodle St in Monrovia, CA is looking for one food server to join our 33 person strong team. We are located on 2323 E Chapman Ave Ste B. Our ideal candidate is attentive, punctual, and reliable

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  • Server - Fine Dining Restaurant

    Posted: 28 days ago Tulsa, OK, USA

    We are seeking a Server Waiter Waitress with experience to become an integral part of our team! You will take orders and serve food to patrons on a fine Dinning restaurant, Experienced only to apply ...

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  • Server - Waitstaff

    Posted: 1 month ago Yukon, OK, USA

    The main duties and responsibilities of Food Servers at Buffalo Wild Wings are to take orders and serve them to customers while ensuring that all the primary requirements of every customer are well ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $13,607.00 - $21,947.00
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  • Food Server

    Posted: 2 months ago Phoenix, AZ, USA

    Server Job Responsibilities: Serves patrons by providing information to help food and beverage selections; presenting ordered choices; maintaining dining ambiance. Server Job Duties: * Prepares room ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 2 days ago Easley, SC, USA

    erver Reports To: GM, Assistant Managers Overall Responsibilities: Responsible for approaching all customers within 2 minutes of them sitting down with a "WOW" greeting. They must have a clear and ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Amici Easley
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,116.00 - $24,392.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 3 days ago McAllen, TX, USA

    Dragon Warrior Noodle is hiring reliable servers prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. Enter the wonderful world of Ramen. Servers are expected to learn new and unique ingredients for the ...

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  • Restaurant Server

    Posted: yesterday Streetsboro, OH, USA

    Happy Moose in Streetsboro is looking for additional wait staff and food runners. Personality required. Company Description Happy Moose is a high volume sports bar & restaurant known for high quality ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 2 months ago Pleasanton, CA, USA

    The Server is responsible for table service within the dining rooms. This position will require all standards of fine dining services are met and exemplary customer service will be provided to all ...

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