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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
506,450 1.0 % $10.22 $21,260 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $8.97 $10.00 $11.17 $12.40
Annual Wage (2) $17,310 $18,660 $20,800 $23,240 $25,800


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 376,130 3.66 $9.97 $20,740
Special Food Services 32,140 4.70 $10.56 $21,960
Traveler Accommodation 30,860 1.61 $12.42 $25,830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,440 0.93 $10.21 $21,240
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 8,990 1.01 $10.40 $21,630

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 32,140 4.70 $10.56 $21,960
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 376,130 3.66 $9.97 $20,740
Rooming and Boarding Houses 400 3.31 $10.57 $21,980
Traveler Accommodation 30,860 1.61 $12.42 $25,830
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,310 1.40 $9.96 $20,720

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 50 0.02 $13.76 $28,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,160 0.04 $12.53 $26,050
Traveler Accommodation 30,860 1.61 $12.42 $25,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $12.14 $25,250
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $12.09 $25,150


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 86,200 5.40 1.50 $11.15 $23,190
Florida 36,330 4.42 1.22 $9.94 $20,680
Texas 35,240 3.00 0.83 $9.53 $19,830
New York 34,320 3.77 1.05 $11.09 $23,060
Pennsylvania 20,400 3.55 0.98 $9.50 $19,760




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 10,450 8.22 2.28 $12.35 $25,680
Hawaii 4,050 6.41 1.78 $12.79 $26,610
District of Columbia 4,330 6.17 1.71 $12.76 $26,540
California 86,200 5.40 1.50 $11.15 $23,190
Alaska 1,670 5.17 1.43 $11.06 $23,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 4,050 6.41 1.78 $12.79 $26,610
District of Columbia 4,330 6.17 1.71 $12.76 $26,540
Nevada 10,450 8.22 2.28 $12.35 $25,680
Washington 12,870 4.20 1.16 $11.71 $24,350
Massachusetts 14,870 4.30 1.19 $11.64 $24,210





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 24,740 5.86 1.63 $10.73 $22,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,300 3.23 0.90 $11.61 $24,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,580 2.91 0.81 $10.88 $22,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,570 4.24 1.18 $11.19 $23,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,670 3.79 1.05 $8.97 $18,660
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,530 6.10 1.69 $10.87 $22,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,270 3.16 0.88 $9.61 $19,980
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,830 9.44 2.62 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,390 4.65 1.29 $12.05 $25,060
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,030 5.79 1.60 $10.96 $22,790