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.Read More...
Dishwashing generally does not have educational requirements, although a high school degree or equivalent may be required. The hours worked by a dishwasher are generally dictated by the hours of the establishment for which they work. So if they work for a bar that doesn't open until 8 p.m., their shift will generally begin around that time. On the other hand, if they work for a nursing home, they may work morning or evening shifts, since residents are served a minimum of three meals per day.
Likewise, while most dishwasher positions do not require extensive background checks, there are some that do – particularly in schools, nursing homes, and other care-providing facilities. Whether the dishwasher is a full-time or part-time employee depends on the company doing the hiring. However, because of the benefits requirements for many full-time workers, most companies prefer to hire dishwashers on a part-time basis.
- Load, run and unload dish machine and wash pots, pans and trays.
- Segregate and remove trash and garbage and place it in designated containers.
- Sweep and mop kitchen floors.
- Keep the dish machine clean and report any functional and mechanical problems immediately.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Dishwasher
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Olive Garden Restaurants, Crackerbarrel, Outback Steakhouse, Inc., and Denny's are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Dishwashers. Dishwashers in search of the best pay head to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $22K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $26K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $18K. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., Olive Garden Restaurants, and Bj's Brewhouse also offer top salaries for Dishwashers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $21K, $20K, and $20K, respectively.
Outback Steakhouse, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $17K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $15K to $21K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Ruby Tuesday, Inc., and Crackerbarrel, all paying $18K.
Pay by Experience Level for Dishwasher
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $19K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $20K. Dishwashers see a median salary of $20K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.