Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers

What Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers Do

Food and beverage serving and related workers take and prepare orders, clear tables, and do other tasks associated with providing food and drink to customers.

Work Environment

Food and beverage serving and related workers are employed in restaurants, schools, and other dining places. Work shifts often include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. Part-time work is common.

How to Become a Food and Beverage Serving or Related Worker

Food and beverage serving and related workers typically have no requirements for formal education or work experience to enter the occupation. They learn their skills on the job.

Pay

The median hourly wage for food and beverage serving and related workers was $11.63 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects are expected to be excellent because many workers leave the occupation each year, resulting in numerous job openings.

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