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Waiter/WaitressAlternative titles

Kaitiaki Tēpu Kai

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Food and Beverage Attendant
Restaurant Worker

Waiters/waitresses serve food and drinks in restaurants, hotels, clubs or other eating places.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Waiters/waitresses usually earn an average of
per hour
Source: Hospitality NZ.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2013
Year 2012
Year 2011
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2013 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2013.

Job opportunities


Chances of getting a job as a waiter/waitress are good as staff turnover is high.

Zara Reuelu-Smith carrying two cups of coffee on saucers

Zara Reuelu-Smith carrying out cups of coffee for customers

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Updated 15 Jan 2015