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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
504,770 1.0 % $11.15 $23,190 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $9.50 $10.93 $12.10 $14.15
Annual Wage (2) $17,920 $19,750 $22,730 $25,160 $29,430


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 375,940 3.52 $10.91 $22,690
Special Food Services 33,360 4.65 $11.66 $24,250
Traveler Accommodation 30,340 1.52 $13.28 $27,620
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 10,540 0.81 $11.09 $23,060
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 9,790 1.05 $11.28 $23,460

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 33,360 4.65 $11.66 $24,250
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 375,940 3.52 $10.91 $22,690
Rooming and Boarding Houses 420 3.51 $11.13 $23,150
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6,080 1.55 $10.70 $22,260
Traveler Accommodation 30,340 1.52 $13.28 $27,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,070 0.04 $13.41 $27,890
Traveler Accommodation 30,340 1.52 $13.28 $27,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,030 0.03 $13.27 $27,590
Furniture Stores 170 0.07 $12.98 $27,000
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 $12.83 $26,690


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 81,580 4.80 1.38 $12.33 $25,650
Florida 39,250 4.56 1.31 $10.51 $21,850
New York 32,940 3.51 1.01 $12.70 $26,410
Texas 31,750 2.62 0.75 $10.31 $21,440
Pennsylvania 22,630 3.87 1.11 $10.10 $21,010




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 4,480 6.98 2.00 $13.64 $28,370
Nevada 9,390 6.97 2.00 $12.97 $26,980
District of Columbia 4,190 5.88 1.69 $15.05 $31,310
Rhode Island 2,680 5.56 1.60 $12.16 $25,290
Montana 2,260 4.88 1.40 $10.28 $21,370




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 4,190 5.88 1.69 $15.05 $31,310
Hawaii 4,480 6.98 2.00 $13.64 $28,370
Massachusetts 15,020 4.21 1.21 $13.33 $27,730
Washington 12,520 3.84 1.10 $13.27 $27,610
Nevada 9,390 6.97 2.00 $12.97 $26,980





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 30,640 5.01 1.44 $11.90 $24,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 28,420 2.99 0.86 $12.79 $26,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,860 3.42 0.98 $11.48 $23,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,520 5.17 1.48 $14.02 $29,170
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,200 4.71 1.35 $10.35 $21,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,990 3.82 1.10 $12.52 $26,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,630 3.85 1.11 $13.63 $28,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,120 3.55 1.02 $10.63 $22,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,060 2.54 0.73 $10.24 $21,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,680 3.23 0.93 $9.52 $19,800