Food and beverage servers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6513  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Food and beverage servers take patrons’ food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Waiter/waitress - Food And Beverage Services
  • Banquet Captain
  • Banquet Headwaiter/headwaitress
  • Banquet Server
  • Banquet Waiter/waitress
  • Bar Service Waiter/waitress
  • Beer Server
  • Buffet Waiter/waitress
  • Camp Waiter/waitress
  • Captain Waiter/waitress
  • Captain Waiter/waitress - Food And Beverage Services
  • Captain Waiter/waitress - Formal Service
  • Caterer Waiter/waitress
  • Chief Wine Steward
  • Club Car Attendant
  • Cocktail Waiter/waitress
  • Commissary Waiter/waitress
  • Dining Car Steward
  • Dining Car Waiter/waitress
  • Dining Room Captain
  • Dining Room Steward
  • Food And Beverage Server
  • Formal Service Waiter/waitress
  • Headwaiter/headwaitress - Food And Beverage Services
  • Hotel Waiter/waitress - Formal Service
  • Lounge Waiter/waitress
  • Mess Waiter/waitress
  • Restaurant Waiter/waitress - Formal Service
  • Room Service Waiter/waitress
  • Server - Food And Beverage Services
  • Sommelier
  • Steward - Food And Beverage Services
  • Waiter/waitress
  • Waiter/waitress - Drive-in Restaurant
  • Waiter/waitress - Food And Beverage Services
  • Wine Server
  • Wine Steward
  • Wine Waiter/waitress
  • Banquet Server
  • Captain Waiter/waitress
  • Chief Wine Steward
  • Cocktail Waiter/waitress
  • Food And Beverage Server
  • Formal Service Waiter/waitress
  • Sommelier
  • Waiter/waitress
  • Wine Steward
  • Banquet Captain
  • Sandwich Artist
  • Server
  • Barista
  • Coffee Barista
  • Counter Staff
  • BAR PORTER

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for food and beverage servers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $8,893
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $12,456
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $17,198
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $15,329
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $13,485
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $13,028
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $12,838
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for food and beverage servers.

Gender Median Income
Male $12,838
Female $13,473
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (79 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for food and beverage servers.

$23,400.00
Lowest Observed
$52,000.00
Highest Observed
$23,790.00
25th Percentile
$27,683.38
Average
$27,300.00
Median
$29,250.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for food and beverage servers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 1,740
25 to 34 years 945
35 to 44 years 580
45 to 54 years 560
55 to 64 years 330
65 to 74 years 70
75 years and over 15
Total 4,230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for food and beverage servers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 3,425
Part Time 960
Total 4,380
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for food and beverage servers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 895
Female 3,330
Total 4,225
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for food and beverage servers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 4,190
Self Employed 40
Total 4,230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for food and beverage servers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 3,880
Unemployed 345
Total 4,230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for food and beverage servers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 545
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,060
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 135
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 850
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 90
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 695
Total 4,380
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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