Career Details

Waiter/Waitress (Fine Dining)


Career Overview

A restaurant server takes orders and delivers food and beverage items to customers. Anne, the server featured in the video, works in a fine dining establishment. Salaries listed are hourly rates of pay, and these will generally increase in more expensive restaurants.


There is no strict educational requirement to obtain this position. Fine dining establishments may require more experience and educational preparation.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$8 /yr
$10 /yr
$18 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Culinary courses
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Servers work in restaurants and any other establishments that serve food and beverages. This work may require night, weekend, and holiday work as well and spending a lot of time standing. In addition, many people in these positions only work part-time.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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