Career Outlook for Waiters and Waitresses

Also known as:  Cocktail Server, Cocktail Waitress, Dining Car Server, Restaurant Server, Wine Steward
The overall job outlook for Waiter or Waitress careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 1.11 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.18 percent per year. Demand for Waiters and Waitresses is expected to go up, with an expected 288,820 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.61 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Waiters and Waitresses in the following states
California 231,710
Texas 188,600
Florida 172,860
New York 125,820
Ohio 89,720
Pennsylvania 89,440
Illinois 74,090
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Waiters and Waitresses
Virgin Islands 790
Guam 1,820
Alaska 3,850
Vermont 4,560
Wyoming 4,740
Puerto Rico 6,780
Delaware 7,000