Waiters and Waitresses

3.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $11.41 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Waiters and Waitresses' job openings is expected to rise 20.1% by 2030
'Waiters and Waitresses' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Waiters and Waitresses' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Waiters and Waitresses' was $23,740, or $11.41 hourly
'Waiters and Waitresses' are paid 43.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 1,944,240 people employed as Waiters and Waitresses.
This represents around 1.40% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 35-3031.00

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Julia says
I really hope not, some waiters and waitresses are really nice
Oct 25, 2020 at 02:29 PM
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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