Waiter Job Role Description, Salary Range and Qualification Requirement

Waiter Job Role Description, Salary Range and Qualification Requirement

Job Role: Waiter

Job Description:

Waiters are responsible for providing excellent customer service and ensuring that guests have a pleasant dining experience. They take and serve food and drink orders, make recommendations, and handle payments.


  • Greeting customers and seating them at their tables
  • Taking and delivering food and drink orders
  • Making recommendations and answering questions about menu items
  • Handling payments and providing change
  • Cleaning and setting tables
  • Assisting with other tasks as needed, such as restocking supplies or helping with dishes
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic math and reading skills
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Food handling certification may be required in some states
  • Knowledge of different types of food and drink is helpful
  • Basic knowledge of wine and cocktail service is a plus
  • Good presentation and grooming standards
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Salary Range:

The average salary for a waiter in the USA is between $18,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the location, industry and type of business, for example a small cafe waiter may earn less than a well established restaurant and hotel.

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