The average hourly pay for a Dishwasher is $9.76.
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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. 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.
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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 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc where the average pay is $11.24. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Olive Garden Restaurants and Chili's Grill & Bar, earning around $10.40 and $10.19, respectively. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. pays the lowest at around $8.78. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Crackerbarrel also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.89 and $9.05, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dishwasher
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 $9.37 based on 492 salaries. An early career Dishwasher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.69 based on 2,005 salaries. A mid-career Dishwasher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.06 based on 388 salaries. An experienced Dishwasher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.09 based on 267 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $10.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dishwasher in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 11.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.1% more) and New York, New York (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (4.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.3% less).
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