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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
503,540 1.0 % $10.68 $22,210 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.48 $9.25 $10.34 $11.64 $13.39
Annual Wage (2) $17,630 $19,240 $21,500 $24,210 $27,850


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 376,710 3.58 $10.43 $21,700
Special Food Services 32,030 4.61 $11.09 $23,060
Traveler Accommodation 30,650 1.57 $12.88 $26,800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,200 0.88 $10.62 $22,080
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 8,750 0.96 $10.89 $22,650

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 32,030 4.61 $11.09 $23,060
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 376,710 3.58 $10.43 $21,700
Rooming and Boarding Houses 330 2.80 $10.57 $21,990
Traveler Accommodation 30,650 1.57 $12.88 $26,800
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,390 1.39 $10.32 $21,470

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 40 0.02 $14.69 $30,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,140 0.04 $13.05 $27,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $13.04 $27,120
Traveler Accommodation 30,650 1.57 $12.88 $26,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 950 0.03 $12.81 $26,650


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 84,900 5.09 1.44 $11.70 $24,340
Florida 38,500 4.57 1.29 $10.23 $21,270
New York 34,100 3.70 1.05 $11.78 $24,500
Texas 32,330 2.72 0.77 $10.04 $20,890
Pennsylvania 21,860 3.78 1.07 $9.75 $20,280




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 10,900 8.32 2.36 $12.29 $25,560
Hawaii 4,340 6.86 1.94 $13.03 $27,100
District of Columbia 3,980 5.62 1.59 $14.19 $29,510
California 84,900 5.09 1.44 $11.70 $24,340
Alaska 1,540 4.84 1.37 $11.57 $24,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,980 5.62 1.59 $14.19 $29,510
Hawaii 4,340 6.86 1.94 $13.03 $27,100
Massachusetts 14,940 4.24 1.20 $12.68 $26,380
Washington 12,560 3.94 1.12 $12.65 $26,310
Nevada 10,900 8.32 2.36 $12.29 $25,560



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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 23,540 5.31 1.50 $11.19 $23,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,450 3.20 0.91 $12.10 $25,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,570 2.89 0.82 $11.26 $23,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,710 3.86 1.09 $12.13 $25,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,010 3.08 0.87 $10.33 $21,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,880 9.22 2.61 $12.87 $26,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,640 6.03 1.71 $11.70 $24,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,350 3.19 0.90 $9.06 $18,850
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,240 5.10 1.44 $11.48 $23,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,150 4.43 1.25 $13.23 $27,520


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 770 10.45 2.96 $15.11 $31,430
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,880 9.22 2.61 $12.87 $26,760
East Stroudsburg, PA 500 8.94 2.53 $9.78 $20,340
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 1,450 7.82 2.21 $12.00 $24,950
Punta Gorda, FL 360 7.73 2.19 $9.63 $20,020
Barnstable Town, MA 800 7.72 2.19 $12.34 $25,680
Flagstaff, AZ 470 7.65 2.16 $10.70 $22,260
Ithaca, NY 380 7.62 2.16 $11.99 $24,940
Santa Rosa, CA 1,520 7.50 2.12 $12.05 $25,060
Hot Springs, AR 270 7.49 2.12 $9.69 $20,150