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Occupational Report for Waiters and Waitresses (35-3031) in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region
Occupational Description

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Exclude "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022).

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Waiters and Waitresses
Employment Outlook for Waiters and Waitresses
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the need to fill replacement job openings.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.
Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Waiters and Waitresses There are 12 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 12 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Restaurant Waitstaff 4/10/14 Cannon Beach $9.10/hr
Server 4/8/14 Seaside $9.10/hr
Waitstaff 4/7/14 Oceanside $9.10/hr
Wait Staff 4/4/14 Astoria $9.10/hr
Food Server 4/3/14 Seaside Or Warrenton Store $9.10/hr
PM Waitstaff 3/24/14 Seaside $9.10/hr
Restaurant Server 3/21/14 Astoria $9.10/hr
Restaurant Waitstaff 3/10/14 Astoria $9.10/hr
Server 2/26/14 Astoria $9.10/hr
Server 2/18/14 Manzanita $10.00/hr
Server 2/18/14 Gearhart DOE
Waitstaff 12/13/13 Seaside $9.75/hr to $10.00/hr DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Waiters and Waitresses The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 1 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Food Service Specialist 4/4/14 Warrenton Army National Guard
State of Oregon License Information for Waiters and Waitresses
License License Authority Web Site
Foodhandler Certification Oregon Health Authority - Public Health Division
Alcohol Service Permit Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Wages for Waiters and Waitresses
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
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Annual
10th 25th 50th
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75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.17 $9.34 $9.65 $13.34 $18.10 $12.02 $25,006
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.18 9.35 9.94 11.56 14.82 11.13 23,139
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Waiters and Waitresses
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 26,755 32,407 5,652 21.1% 565 1,477 2,042
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 1,024 1,244 220 21.5% 22 57 79

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Waiters and Waitresses
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 17
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 17
Accommodation and Food Services Private 972
Accommodation Private 29
Traveler Accommodation Private 29
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 943
Full-Service Restaurants Private 894
Limited-Service Eating Places Private 15
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Private 34
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 32
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 32
Religious Organizations Private 25
Educational Requirements for Waiters and Waitresses There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Waiters and Waitresses
  • Apply Food Handling Rules
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Wine Characteristics Knowledge
  • Clean Or Prepare Tables In Eating Establishments
  • Interpret And Apply Health Regulations In Lodging And Food Service
  • Prepare And Itemize Checks In Restaurants
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Receive Payments And Make Change
  • Replenish Supplies On Tables, Counters, Or Buffet Tables
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Schedule Restaurant Reservations
  • Serve Food And Beverages
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Cash Registers
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Write Customer Orders, Or Enter Orders Into Computer For Kitchen Staff
Schools and Training Providers for Waiters and Waitresses No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Waiters and Waitresses No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Waiters and Waitresses matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50%
Hosts And Hostesses In Restaurants, Lounges, And Coffee Shops 47%
Bartenders 36%
Counter Attendants In Cafeterias, Food Concessions, And Coffee Shops 35%
Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 34%
Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers 30%