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 days ago Easley, SC, USA

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    • Industry: Food
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    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,116.00 - $24,392.00
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    Posted: 3 days ago McAllen, TX, USA

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    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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    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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    Posted: 2 months ago Sparks, NV, USA

    Server The Server position is a primary point of contact with our customers. The Server has primary responsibility of making sure our guests have a pleasurable experience making them want to come ...

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    Posted: 7 days ago Indianapolis, IN, USA

    Our servers take prepared food to residents in a friendly and timely manner, clean and prepare tables, maintain the cleanliness of the dining room and assist the dishwasher if needed. This position ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Justus Companies
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $18,218.00 - $25,889.00
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    Posted: 10 days ago Saint Charles, MO, USA

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    Posted: 20 hours ago Austin, TX, USA

    VIP Server * Completed and up to date Texas Food Handlers Certificate * Completed and up to date TABC certificated * Serve food on trays weighing up to 30 pounds * Set up including table arrangements ...

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    Posted: 3 months ago West Palm Beach, FL, USA

    We are looking for a server that greets each guest with energy, enthusiasm and friendliness and guides the guests through the dining experience. The server will understand each guest's needs and ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: EMKO
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $21,810.00 - $34,137.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 13 days ago Maitland, FL, USA

    Antonio's Market & Cafe in Maitland is currently seeking friendly, energetic and professional servers. Part Time and Full Time Experienced in upscale dinner service High volume Must be genuinely ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Antonio's Maitland
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,570.00 - $25,078.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 2 years 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: 1 year ago Lake Orion, MI, USA

    Servers must be 18 years of age or older as we will be serving alcohol beginning late August 2018. In this position, you are the primary interface with the customer therefore strong customer service ...

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  • Fine Dining Server at Upscale Restaurant

    Posted: 8 months ago Sacramento, CA, USA

    Fine Dining server needed at Allora Sacramento. We are a modern Italian seafood restaurant located in the heart East Sacramento. Allora is a wine centric gathering place, celebrating Italian wine and ...

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  • Server

    Posted: 8 months ago Jackson, MS, USA

    We are looking for a skilled Servers to take orders and deliver food and beverages to our guests. The right Server uplifts the dining experience for guests. We are looking for someone who will have ...

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    Posted: 4 months ago Claremont, CA, USA

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    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Peopleready
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $26,000.00 - $30,000.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 1 year ago Pearland, TX, USA

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    Posted: 7 months ago Redmond, WA, USA

    ☀☀☀ Now Hiring an expe rienced Server ☀☀☀ * Great Pay, above industry wages * Medical Insurance * Sundays & Mondays Off * Discounted meals 2+ years of server experience required. Positive ...

    • Industry: Food
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    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $30,000.00 - $38,000.00
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  • Server

    Posted: 1 year ago Albuquerque, NM, USA

    Server Job Summary We are seeking a personable server to join our team. In this position, you will create an intimate and high-quality dining experience for guests. You will answer customers ...

    • Industry: Food
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    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $16,624.00 - $25,161.00
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  • Server - Three Sisters

    Posted: 7 months ago Walland, TN, USA

    Menu Knowledge of the menus within your restaurant Tier 1 - Server 1 * Prepares the Dining Room for service, which includes rearranging the space, polishing silverware, glassware and preparing ...

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: Blackberry Mountain
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $22,000.00 - $36,000.00
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    Posted: 15 hours ago Galveston, TX, USA

    Open air restaurant in need of servers and bartenders. Have fun this summer make money at the marina bar and restaurant. Join the team, contact Eva at 409 497 4152

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: West End Marina Inc
    • Salary Type: yearly
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  • Food and Beverage Server

    Posted: 1 year ago Seaside, OR, USA

    Food and Beverage Server needed for Summer evenings - Company Description Food and beverage server for small Italian Bistro.

    • Industry: Food
    • Hiring Company: NIB LLC
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $21,500.00 - $21,500.00
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    Posted: 4 months ago Orlando, FL, USA

    Food server responsibilities include ensuring our tables are clean and tidy when guests arrive, presenting menus and serving food and beverages. You need to be quick on your feet (literally and ...

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    Posted: 1 year ago Sebastopol, CA, USA

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    Posted: 3 months ago Irvine, CA, USA

    Tebo Pho & Tea in Irvine, CA is looking for one part time server/barista to join our team. We are located on 14120 Culver Dr Ste H. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, punctual, and reliable

    • Industry: Food
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    Posted: 9 days ago Atlanta, GA, USA

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