Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
504,280 0.9 % $9.06 $18,840 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.71 $8.21 $8.83 $9.49 $11.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,040 $17,080 $18,360 $19,730 $23,280


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 329,090 7.23 $8.89 $18,490
Limited-Service Eating Places 44,620 1.09 $8.54 $17,770
Traveler Accommodation 29,100 1.71 $10.76 $22,390
Special Food Services 28,060 4.91 $9.22 $19,180
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 12,580 1.18 $9.21 $19,150

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 329,090 7.23 $8.89 $18,490
Special Food Services 28,060 4.91 $9.22 $19,180
Rooming and Boarding Houses 320 2.94 $9.50 $19,760
Traveler Accommodation 29,100 1.71 $10.76 $22,390
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,370 1.55 $8.71 $18,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 170 0.05 $13.17 $27,390
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $12.40 $25,790
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $11.39 $23,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,050 0.04 $10.82 $22,500
Traveler Accommodation 29,100 1.71 $10.76 $22,390


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 67,990 4.84 1.23 $9.45 $19,650
Florida 43,430 6.07 1.54 $8.71 $18,110
New York 33,780 4.01 1.02 $9.30 $19,340
Texas 32,670 3.17 0.81 $8.41 $17,490
Pennsylvania 24,270 4.37 1.11 $8.94 $18,600




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 9,880 8.88 2.26 $11.74 $24,420
Rhode Island 2,770 6.14 1.56 $9.11 $18,950
Florida 43,430 6.07 1.54 $8.71 $18,110
Montana 2,360 5.56 1.41 $8.69 $18,080
Vermont 1,550 5.33 1.35 $9.60 $19,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,030 5.24 1.33 $11.82 $24,590
Nevada 9,880 8.88 2.26 $11.74 $24,420
District of Columbia 3,020 4.68 1.19 $11.29 $23,490
Massachusetts 13,390 4.24 1.08 $10.30 $21,420
Connecticut 5,840 3.63 0.92 $10.24 $21,300





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 17,940 3.54 0.90 $9.77 $20,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,310 4.53 1.15 $9.21 $19,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,450 2.64 0.67 $9.29 $19,320
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,530 10.59 2.69 $12.16 $25,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,170 3.67 0.93 $8.58 $17,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,160 3.53 0.90 $10.02 $20,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,790 4.29 1.09 $9.45 $19,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,310 4.30 1.09 $9.04 $18,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,250 2.84 0.72 $8.37 $17,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,130 4.25 1.08 $10.55 $21,940