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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
514,330 1.0 % $11.74 $24,410 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.83 $9.90 $11.53 $12.87 $14.88
Annual Wage (2) $18,360 $20,580 $23,970 $26,760 $30,950


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 382,640 3.54 $11.50 $23,920
Special Food Services 33,940 4.62 $12.09 $25,140
Traveler Accommodation 31,160 1.52 $13.87 $28,850
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 10,480 0.78 $11.66 $24,250
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 10,290 1.09 $11.79 $24,520

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 33,940 4.62 $12.09 $25,140
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 382,640 3.54 $11.50 $23,920
Rooming and Boarding Houses 380 3.21 $11.88 $24,720
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6,340 1.59 $11.19 $23,280
Traveler Accommodation 31,160 1.52 $13.87 $28,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $14.21 $29,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,150 0.04 $13.88 $28,870
Traveler Accommodation 31,160 1.52 $13.87 $28,850
Religious Organizations 150 0.08 $13.63 $28,340
Furniture Stores 160 0.07 $13.48 $28,050


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 83,340 4.79 1.37 $13.11 $27,260
Florida 40,320 4.58 1.31 $10.96 $22,810
New York 34,830 3.66 1.04 $13.70 $28,500
Texas 34,540 2.78 0.79 $10.53 $21,900
Pennsylvania 22,060 3.74 1.07 $10.57 $21,990




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)
Hawaii 4,210 6.63 1.89 $14.40 $29,950
Nevada 8,310 5.96 1.70 $13.42 $27,910
District of Columbia 4,290 5.93 1.69 $15.78 $32,830
Rhode Island 2,650 5.48 1.57 $12.60 $26,200
California 83,340 4.79 1.37 $13.11 $27,260




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 4,290 5.93 1.69 $15.78 $32,830
Hawaii 4,210 6.63 1.89 $14.40 $29,950
Massachusetts 15,030 4.15 1.19 $14.26 $29,670
Washington 13,240 3.99 1.14 $14.12 $29,360
New York 34,830 3.66 1.04 $13.70 $28,500





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-Anaheim, CA 31,390 5.03 1.44 $12.66 $26,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 29,850 3.09 0.88 $13.81 $28,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,590 3.33 0.95 $12.10 $25,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,750 5.16 1.47 $15.23 $31,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,700 4.00 1.14 $13.06 $27,160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,760 4.45 1.27 $11.01 $22,900
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,830 3.87 1.11 $14.58 $30,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,130 3.52 1.01 $11.00 $22,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,500 2.60 0.74 $10.67 $22,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,320 3.05 0.87 $10.69 $22,230