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Hospitality & Tourism

Waiters and Waitresses

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

Salary Breakdown

Waiters and Waitresses

Average

$23,850

ANNUAL

$11.47

HOURLY

Entry Level

$16,680

ANNUAL

$8.02

HOURLY

Mid Level

$26,775

ANNUAL

$12.88

HOURLY

Expert Level

$36,870

ANNUAL

$17.73

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Waiters and Waitresses

52,130

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Waiters and Waitresses


Top Expected Tasks

Waiters and Waitresses


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Waiters and Waitresses

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Food Production

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Sales and Marketing

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Service Orientation

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

SKILL

Coordination

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Speech Recognition

ABILITY

Speech Clarity

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness


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