Average Dishwasher Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Dishwasher is $9.76.
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $12
$1 - $1,026
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,973
$0 - $1
Total Pay
$16,532 - $25,816

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Job Description for Dishwasher

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.

Job Satisfaction for Dishwasher

3.5 out of 5
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.
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).

Years of Experience

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