Waiters and Waitresses

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Excludes "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022).

Current openings

Cocktail Server 2

Number of positions

2012: 61,880    2014: 68,100

Annual job postings

New: 3,110    Replacement: 3,280
(Total: 6,390)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.