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Dishwasher Salary (United States)

A Dishwasher earns an average wage of $8.35 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Dishwasher Salary (?
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$15,973 - $24,216
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20,512
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75%
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Dishwasher Salary (?
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$7.27 - $10.22
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$15,973 - $24,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $201.34  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,184 - $22,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $10.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.24  
Overtime
$5.62 - $15.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $201.34  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,184 - $22,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 908
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Job Description for Dishwasher

Dishwashers work at restaurants, conference centers, pubs and institutional food-service settings. They wash, clean and dry dishes and other tools (such as cutlery) that are used in the kitchen and by customers. In some settings, dishwashers hold additional titles (such as dishwasher/utility), and many kitchen cleanup duties are generally assigned to everyone on the staff, including the dishwashers.
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Dishwasher Tasks
  • Sweep and mop kitchen floors.
  • Keep the dish machine clean and report any functional and mechanical problems immediately.
  • Load, run and unload dish machine and wash pots, pans and trays.
  • Segregate and remove trash and garbage and place it in designated containers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dishwasher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 24%
Chicago
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
National Average
$18,000
Orlando
up arrow 1%
New York
up arrow 2%
St. Louis
up arrow 4%
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Experience Affects Dishwasher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$18,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 76%