Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
498,110 0.9 % $9.22 $19,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $8.32 $8.95 $9.82 $11.38
Annual Wage (2) $16,330 $17,310 $18,610 $20,420 $23,660


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 368,230 3.97 $8.97 $18,660
Traveler Accommodation 30,740 1.73 $11.34 $23,580
Special Food Services 28,640 4.67 $9.50 $19,760
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,530 1.03 $9.35 $19,450
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 10,680 1.31 $9.50 $19,750

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 28,640 4.67 $9.50 $19,760
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 368,230 3.97 $8.97 $18,660
Rooming and Boarding Houses 290 2.49 $9.15 $19,020
Traveler Accommodation 30,740 1.73 $11.34 $23,580
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,130 1.45 $8.87 $18,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 30,740 1.73 $11.34 $23,580
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $11.16 $23,210
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $11.09 $23,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 960 0.03 $10.94 $22,750
Furniture Stores 80 0.04 $10.88 $22,640


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 69,070 4.69 1.25 $9.63 $20,030
Florida 39,120 5.25 1.40 $9.17 $19,070
Texas 35,730 3.27 0.87 $8.63 $17,950
New York 32,600 3.77 1.00 $9.31 $19,360
Pennsylvania 23,240 4.14 1.10 $9.00 $18,710




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 10,290 8.93 2.38 $12.06 $25,090
Hawaii 4,360 7.23 1.93 $11.76 $24,460
District of Columbia 3,590 5.39 1.43 $11.82 $24,580
Florida 39,120 5.25 1.40 $9.17 $19,070
New Mexico 4,020 5.12 1.36 $9.05 $18,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,290 8.93 2.38 $12.06 $25,090
District of Columbia 3,590 5.39 1.43 $11.82 $24,580
Hawaii 4,360 7.23 1.93 $11.76 $24,460
Washington 10,700 3.78 1.01 $10.31 $21,440
Massachusetts 14,290 4.39 1.17 $10.23 $21,280





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 17,520 4.41 1.17 $9.34 $19,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,540 3.15 0.84 $9.90 $20,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,590 3.13 0.83 $9.43 $19,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,050 3.82 1.02 $10.38 $21,590
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,820 10.50 2.80 $12.59 $26,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,150 2.95 0.79 $8.64 $17,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,000 4.57 1.22 $10.45 $21,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7,960 7.61 2.03 $10.99 $22,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,520 3.26 0.87 $8.59 $17,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,740 3.66 0.98 $9.35 $19,450