Waiters and Waitresses


Will "Waiters and Waitresses" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll is less clear, and shows a 69% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 94% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $11.00 hourly

Most likely
Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 612 out of 707

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

SOC Code: 35-3031

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austin (Could go either way) says
i certainly see fast food waiters being eliminated however "fancy" dine-in i think is less likely
Jun 11, 2020 at 02:18 AM
Noah R (No chance) says
It’s not that it can’t be done but I don’t think people would be receptive to having robot servers
Feb 20, 2020 at 06:38 PM
Abhudya (Highly likely) says
Because some hotels have already done it.
Jan 12, 2020 at 06:32 PM
Jon says
Has anyone seen Sam and Cat? Just do the same thing they did.
Nov 14, 2019 at 05:08 PM
Eilidh Muir (Small chance) says
People appreciate the human experience and especially in service industries.
Oct 29, 2019 at 10:14 AM
Robert winning (Highly likely) says
It is a simple task to program
Sep 16, 2019 at 08:25 AM
undyingderp says
keep in mind robot cafes are a novelty right now, it's not gonna change in under 5 years
Jun 29, 2019 at 06:33 AM
heavenlee moneyham (Highly likely) says
there is already a resturant run by robots
Apr 04, 2019 at 04:39 PM

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