Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
501,910 0.9 % $9.10 $18,930 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.79 $8.27 $8.88 $9.54 $11.27
Annual Wage (2) $16,210 $17,200 $18,460 $19,850 $23,450


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 371,940 4.16 $8.87 $18,450
Traveler Accommodation 29,650 1.70 $11.02 $22,920
Special Food Services 28,280 4.79 $9.33 $19,410
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,900 1.10 $9.21 $19,150
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 10,270 1.31 $9.36 $19,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 28,280 4.79 $9.33 $19,410
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 371,940 4.16 $8.87 $18,450
Rooming and Boarding Houses 290 2.60 $9.13 $18,990
Traveler Accommodation 29,650 1.70 $11.02 $22,920
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,470 1.56 $8.78 $18,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 50 0.02 $12.00 $24,960
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $11.41 $23,740
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 200 0.06 $11.40 $23,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 940 0.03 $11.03 $22,940
Facilities Support Services 390 0.30 $11.02 $22,930


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 68,150 4.76 1.24 $9.49 $19,740
Florida 42,610 5.86 1.52 $9.02 $18,760
Texas 33,340 3.15 0.82 $8.41 $17,490
New York 32,980 3.86 1.00 $9.15 $19,020
Pennsylvania 23,880 4.27 1.11 $8.85 $18,400




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 10,050 8.92 2.32 $11.67 $24,270
Rhode Island 3,040 6.71 1.74 $9.07 $18,870
Hawaii 3,630 6.17 1.60 $12.01 $24,980
Florida 42,610 5.86 1.52 $9.02 $18,760
Montana 2,420 5.61 1.46 $8.99 $18,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,630 6.17 1.60 $12.01 $24,980
Nevada 10,050 8.92 2.32 $11.67 $24,270
District of Columbia 3,210 4.90 1.27 $11.37 $23,660
Massachusetts 13,770 4.30 1.12 $10.29 $21,400
Alaska 1,340 4.20 1.09 $10.23 $21,270





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 16,870 3.27 0.85 $9.59 $19,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,850 4.35 1.13 $9.25 $19,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,620 2.92 0.76 $9.35 $19,450
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,610 10.53 2.73 $12.12 $25,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,250 3.65 0.95 $8.54 $17,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,180 3.49 0.91 $10.10 $21,020
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7,590 7.59 1.97 $10.74 $22,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,500 4.38 1.14 $10.56 $21,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,170 2.72 0.71 $8.36 $17,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,970 3.82 0.99 $9.16 $19,050