Waiters and Waitresses (35-3031)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4,6465,140 10.649 235285
United States 2,465,1002,534,000 2.86,890 118,610125,500

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.738.228.83 9.6112.7818.49
Alaska 15.019.7810.52 11.8017.9124.54
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.189.7810.61 14.1418.8328.00
Fairbanks North Star Borough 11.999.7610.06 10.9211.7916.90
Southeast Region 14.6210.1710.95 12.8618.2422.22
Balance of State 12.109.8010.35 11.2712.5614.94

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6,2421,982 31.817.4 11.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2,352
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation595
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,876
Number of job position postings 371
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
ServSafe
Training for Alcohol Professionals

 Degree
Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods