Bar Waiter/Waitress

Serve beverages to patrons in the bars or cocktail lounges.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$16,000 – $30,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bar Waiter/Waitresses do?

Serves beverages to patrons seated at tables in bar or cocktail lounge. Computes bill and accepts payment. May take orders for and serve light meals and hors d’oeuvres. May request identification from customers when legal age is questioned. When working in establishment serving only beer and wine, is designated Waiter/Waitress, Tavern.


Should I be a Bar Waiter/Waitress?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Banquet Server, Banquet Waiter/Waitress, Head Banquet Waiter/Waitress, Waiter/Waitress, Banquet, Waiter/Waitress, Bar

    How to become a Bar Waiter/Waitress

    Most Bar Waiter/Waitresses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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