WHAT DO BUSSERS DO?
Bussers, also referred to as dining room attendants or bartender helpers, help out the wait staff and bartenders at restaurants and other places that serve food. Bussers clean tables, taking plates, utensils and drinkware to the kitchen to be washed, make sure diners' water glasses are full, and reset tables for the next service. Bussers might help waiters and waitresses bring food out to a table, restock utensils, napkins and other dining room needs.
Bussers aren't the front line of food service, but customer attentiveness and a neat appearance are still necessary. Bussers make sure waiters and waitresses can focus on the diners and make sure that food comes out in a speedy manner.
HOW MUCH DO BUSSERS MAKE?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median 2010 hourly income for bussers was $8.75.
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Busser jobs do not need a high school diploma. Most jobs will train you on site.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Customer Service: A friendly, relaxing demeanor, courteousness and quick service will help you get repeat customers.
- Stamina: Expect long, busy days on your feet. You also might need to lift heavy objects like trashbags, kegs, or pallets of stock.
- Teamwork: You will be working with servers, other bussers, bartenders and cooks to make a great dining experience. Being a team player is essential.
CAREER PATHS FOR BUSSERS
THE FUTURE OF BUSSERS
Bussers will continue to be needed in the food service industry. Jobs are expected to grow at an average pace between 2010 and 2020.