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Dishwasher Salary (United States)

Dishwashers in the United States can typically expect wages of $8.35 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.27 per hour and $10.22. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth enjoy medical while one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a tenth. There are far more male Dishwashers than women, making up 88 percent of those in this profession. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Dishwasher Salary (?
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$15,973 - $24,216
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20,512
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Dishwasher Salary (?
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$7.27 - $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
$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.

Dishwasher Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Dishwasher

Salary cannot be beat at Chili's Grill & Bar, where median pay comes to $20K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $18K, and the higher end is not far away at $24K.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $20K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Outback Steakhouse, Inc.

Pay by Experience Level for Dishwasher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Dishwashers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $17K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $19K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $19K in this role. Dishwashers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $21K. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise roughly a seventh, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Chicago
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
National Average
$18,000
Orlando
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New York
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St. Louis
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With a pay rate for Dishwashers that is 24 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Dishwashers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+12 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average. Employers in New York and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).
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Experience Affects Dishwasher Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$18,000
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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%