$18,540
Avg. Salary
$9.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$146

Bonus

$203

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dishwasher is $9.58 per hour.

The average pay for a Dishwasher is $18,540 per year.

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$7.80
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$9.58
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$11.93
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MEDIAN $9.58
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MEDIAN $18,540
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$0$29K
Salary $12,179 - $29,729
Bonus $1.30 - $1,169
Profit Sharing $203
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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$16,302 - $25,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $7.80 - $11.93
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.12
Overtime $5.57 - $18.19
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $1.30 - $1,169
Profit Sharing $203
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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$16,302 - $25,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,172

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
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Dishwasher


Dishwashers fill the offices of leading firms Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Crackerbarrel, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc, Olive Garden Restaurants, and Denny's. Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $23K on average. Also paying near the top of the field are Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc at $22K, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. at $21K, and Olive Garden Restaurants, where Dishwashers annually earn $20K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Ruby Tuesday, Inc., and Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants. Those companies pay a median salary of $18K.

Dishwasher Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dishwasher

Pay by Experience for a Dishwasher has a positive trend. An entry-level Dishwasher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 1,436 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dishwasher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Dishwasher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 120 salaries. A Dishwasher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-9%

National Average: $20,152

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Dishwashers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Dishwashers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+12 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), San Diego (+7 percent), and Dayton (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston and Pittsburgh (6 percent lower).

Dishwasher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dishwasher?

Dishwasher in Orange City:
"The hours would be cut."
Look at a another employer to work for because this one only cares about the younger workers!!!

Dishwasher in Branson:
"How stressful it is."
Very active job.

Dishwasher in Lafayette:
"It's horrible."
Pros: I guess the only thing really is that the people I work with are amazing. They help keep my day going and if I would need off anytime I just call and they help me.
Cons: I got to do everything plus my job. I thought I was just a dish washer not a prep and all that other stuff. Gotta peel shrimp and butter bred. Gotta stop my job and do everything else.. It's just an under paying job. The stress is so horrible that I sometimes cry because being overwhelmed with crap. I'm a 17 year old hard core atv and motocross rider and take hits but this job here is just nuts. I rather work in the 100 degree weather any day for 8 an hour but this is just painful phisical and very mentally.

Dishwasher in Norfolk:
Stay ahead. Keep a positive attitude.

Dishwasher in Moreno Valley:
Pros: On top of dish washing I'm also line cooking and preparing food. So that helps me stay motivated to come to work, since I do have a passion for cooking.
Cons: It can get overwhelming knowing that I have so many responsibilities at work compared to my coworkers given the amount of time I've been there.

Dishwasher in Lancaster:
Pros: The pay.
Cons: Everything else.

Dishwasher in Moorestown:
"Good."
Pros: The environment.
Cons: My hours shorten me my full 80 hours.

Key Stats for Dishwasher

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 539 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

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Experience Affects Dishwasher Salaries

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$20,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 539 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 76%