Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

35-9021 Dishwashers

Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
505,950 1.0 % $8.98 $18,680 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.56 $7.98 $8.73 $9.47 $11.14
Annual Wage (2) $15,730 $16,600 $18,150 $19,690 $23,170


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 328,520 7.36 $8.80 $18,310
Limited-Service Eating Places 47,270 1.18 $8.47 $17,620
Traveler Accommodation 29,420 1.76 $10.65 $22,150
Special Food Services 26,980 4.90 $9.30 $19,350
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 12,860 1.21 $9.24 $19,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 328,520 7.36 $8.80 $18,310
Special Food Services 26,980 4.90 $9.30 $19,350
Rooming and Boarding Houses 310 2.86 $9.74 $20,270
Traveler Accommodation 29,420 1.76 $10.65 $22,150
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,480 1.59 $8.58 $17,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 200 0.06 $13.50 $28,070
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $12.56 $26,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,080 0.04 $10.78 $22,430
Consumer Goods Rental 210 0.10 $10.74 $22,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $10.73 $22,320


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 66,860 4.78 1.20 $9.32 $19,380
Florida 42,940 6.04 1.52 $8.55 $17,790
New York 34,820 4.17 1.05 $9.31 $19,360
Texas 33,080 3.28 0.82 $8.23 $17,120
Pennsylvania 23,670 4.32 1.09 $8.87 $18,450




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,060 9.03 2.27 $11.88 $24,720
Rhode Island 2,810 6.27 1.58 $9.21 $19,160
Florida 42,940 6.04 1.52 $8.55 $17,790
Vermont 1,590 5.54 1.39 $9.86 $20,510
Wyoming 1,470 5.44 1.37 $8.92 $18,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,060 9.03 2.27 $11.88 $24,720
Hawaii 2,840 4.97 1.25 $11.43 $23,770
District of Columbia 2,870 4.48 1.13 $11.19 $23,280
Connecticut 5,660 3.54 0.89 $10.25 $21,320
Massachusetts 13,390 4.29 1.08 $10.21 $21,240

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,510 3.71 0.93 $9.86 $20,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,800 4.40 1.11 $9.16 $19,060
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 10,090 2.85 0.72 $9.11 $18,950
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,670 10.75 2.70 $12.33 $25,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,320 3.78 0.95 $8.51 $17,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,250 3.60 0.91 $9.69 $20,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,700 4.27 1.07 $9.37 $19,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,670 3.07 0.77 $8.19 $17,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,050 4.19 1.05 $9.02 $18,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,770 4.09 1.03 $10.54 $21,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,190 11.07 2.78 $8.46 $17,590
Napa, CA 660 10.85 2.73 $9.84 $20,470
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 740 10.82 2.72 $8.31 $17,290
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,670 10.75 2.70 $12.33 $25,640
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 790 10.58 2.66 $8.28 $17,230
Naples-Marco Island, FL 1,090 10.01 2.51 $9.36 $19,480
Punta Gorda, FL 350 9.15 2.30 $8.31 $17,280
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 390 8.78 2.21 $8.75 $18,190
Barnstable Town, MA 820 8.76 2.20 $9.58 $19,920
Santa Fe, NM 530 8.70 2.19 $9.77 $20,330