Oregon Labor Market Information System
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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. Excludes "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 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.
Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Waiters and Waitresses There are 4 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Waitstaff/Banquet Servers 7/31/14 Seaside $9.10/hr
Wait Staff 7/28/14 Bay City DOE
Server / Bartender 6/17/14 Seaside $9.10/hr
Server 6/11/14 Gearhart 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
Restaurant Steward - Norwegian Cruise Line 7/22/14 Astoria Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America
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 ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
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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 $9.14 $9.23 $9.35 $9.57 $12.93 $10.43 $21,700
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.13 9.23 9.41 10.93 12.92 10.44 21,706
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Waiters and Waitresses
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 27,757 32,690 4,933 17.8% 493 1,335 1,828
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 920 1,047 127 13.8% 13 44 57

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 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 920
Total All Industries Private 920
Accommodation and Food Services Private 885
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 33
Traveler Accommodation Private 33
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 852
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Private 29
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 823
Other Services (except Government) Private 25
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 25
Religious Organizations Private 23
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 These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Klamath Community College
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, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop 47%
Bartenders 36%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop 35%
Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 34%
Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers 30%