Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
502,280 0.9 % $9.40 $19,540 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.95 $8.41 $9.03 $10.13 $11.53
Annual Wage (2) $16,540 $17,490 $18,780 $21,070 $23,980


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 370,790 3.85 $9.13 $18,980
Traveler Accommodation 31,720 1.70 $11.64 $24,210
Special Food Services 29,290 4.61 $9.74 $20,260
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,160 0.97 $9.53 $19,820
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 10,380 1.24 $9.64 $20,040

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 29,290 4.61 $9.74 $20,260
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 370,790 3.85 $9.13 $18,980
Rooming and Boarding Houses 380 3.06 $9.95 $20,700
Traveler Accommodation 31,720 1.70 $11.64 $24,210
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,320 1.46 $9.02 $18,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $11.80 $24,550
Traveler Accommodation 31,720 1.70 $11.64 $24,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,110 0.04 $11.35 $23,610
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $11.16 $23,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $11.00 $22,880


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 75,390 4.99 1.34 $9.65 $20,070
Texas 37,310 3.32 0.89 $8.80 $18,310
Florida 35,260 4.60 1.24 $9.38 $19,500
New York 34,990 3.97 1.07 $9.98 $20,750
Pennsylvania 21,700 3.84 1.03 $9.10 $18,930



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 10,110 8.50 2.29 $12.51 $26,010
Hawaii 4,460 7.28 1.96 $11.67 $24,270
District of Columbia 4,250 6.29 1.69 $11.96 $24,870
California 75,390 4.99 1.34 $9.65 $20,070
Rhode Island 2,290 4.93 1.33 $9.80 $20,390



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,110 8.50 2.29 $12.51 $26,010
District of Columbia 4,250 6.29 1.69 $11.96 $24,870
Hawaii 4,460 7.28 1.96 $11.67 $24,270
Washington 12,050 4.16 1.12 $10.64 $22,120
Connecticut 6,010 3.65 0.98 $10.37 $21,580




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 20,340 5.01 1.35 $9.28 $19,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,190 3.37 0.91 $10.66 $22,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,670 3.11 0.84 $9.71 $20,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,090 4.24 1.14 $10.47 $21,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,330 3.91 1.05 $8.62 $17,930
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,550 9.82 2.64 $13.16 $27,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,530 3.00 0.81 $8.96 $18,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,280 5.57 1.50 $9.66 $20,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 8,250 7.60 2.04 $10.73 $22,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,250 4.59 1.24 $10.37 $21,580