The average hourly pay for a Dishwasher is $10.07.
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What Do Dishwashers Do?
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.
Dishwashing generally does not have educational requirements, although a high school degree or e…Read more
- 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.
Job Satisfaction for Dishwasher
Popular Employer Salaries for Dishwasher
The top respondents for the job title Dishwasher are from the companies Crackerbarrel, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Chili's Grill & Bar. Reported salaries are highest at Olive Garden Restaurants where the average pay is $11.26. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Compass Group and Chili's Grill & Bar, earning around $11.00 and $10.21, respectively. Bob Evans Restaurants pays the lowest at around $8.86. Denny's and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.33 and $9.61, respectively.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dishwashers?
An entry-level Dishwasher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.84 based on 429 salaries. An early career Dishwasher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.02 based on 1,729 salaries. A mid-career Dishwasher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.45 based on 350 salaries. An experienced Dishwasher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.40 based on 279 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $11.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Dishwasher in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 19.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (17.8% more) and New York, New York (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.1% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.7% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 2,906 survey responses.