A Dishwasher earns an average wage of $8.26 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Dishwasher Total Pay (?
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$14,448 - $24,057
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MEDIAN: $18,390
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Dishwasher Total Pay (?
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$7.24 - $10.22
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$9K$18K$27K
Salary
$14,448 - $24,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $208.88  
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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$15,097 - $22,052  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 958
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $10.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.35  
Overtime
$4.80 - $15.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $208.88  
   
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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$15,097 - $22,052  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 958
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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
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San Antonio
up arrow 11%
National Average
$17,000
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Orlando
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Experience Affects Dishwasher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Late-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$17,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 75%
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