Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
505,000 0.9 % $9.79 $20,360 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.14 $8.73 $9.30 $10.61 $11.84
Annual Wage (2) $16,920 $18,160 $19,340 $22,080 $24,630


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 373,850 3.77 $9.53 $19,810
Traveler Accommodation 32,630 1.72 $12.03 $25,020
Special Food Services 31,390 4.72 $10.08 $20,970
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,180 0.94 $9.88 $20,560
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 9,180 1.06 $9.97 $20,740

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 31,390 4.72 $10.08 $20,970
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 373,850 3.77 $9.53 $19,810
Rooming and Boarding Houses 410 3.29 $10.06 $20,930
Traveler Accommodation 32,630 1.72 $12.03 $25,020
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,090 1.38 $9.50 $19,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 60 0.03 $13.24 $27,550
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $12.54 $26,090
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.01 $12.19 $25,360
Traveler Accommodation 32,630 1.72 $12.03 $25,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,130 0.04 $11.67 $24,270


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 82,540 5.33 1.45 $10.28 $21,390
Texas 36,910 3.19 0.87 $9.16 $19,040
New York 34,830 3.88 1.06 $10.65 $22,150
Florida 34,710 4.38 1.20 $9.65 $20,080
Pennsylvania 21,310 3.73 1.02 $9.27 $19,270



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 10,690 8.67 2.37 $12.60 $26,200
Hawaii 4,290 6.92 1.89 $12.29 $25,570
District of Columbia 4,280 6.33 1.73 $12.22 $25,430
California 82,540 5.33 1.45 $10.28 $21,390
Vermont 1,580 5.22 1.43 $10.43 $21,690



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,690 8.67 2.37 $12.60 $26,200
Hawaii 4,290 6.92 1.89 $12.29 $25,570
District of Columbia 4,280 6.33 1.73 $12.22 $25,430
Washington 11,860 3.98 1.09 $11.09 $23,070
Massachusetts 15,330 4.51 1.23 $10.92 $22,710




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 23,030 5.61 1.53 $9.97 $20,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,030 3.25 0.89 $11.18 $23,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,740 3.01 0.82 $10.09 $20,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,650 4.41 1.20 $10.75 $22,350
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 9,160 10.11 2.76 $13.19 $27,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,040 3.64 0.99 $8.84 $18,390
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,770 5.76 1.57 $10.28 $21,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,700 2.97 0.81 $9.33 $19,400
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,380 4.76 1.30 $11.38 $23,680
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 7,460 7.31 2.00 $11.71 $24,350