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Waiters and Waitresses

Take orders and serve food to restaurant patrons.

Quick Facts


Well below the statewide median
$11.82 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  20.1%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
  • Communicate dining or order details to kitchen personnel.
  • Add garnishes to food.
  • Assist customers with seating arrangements.
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Job Title Examples:

Food and Beverage Server
Room Service Waiter

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