Salary for Dishwashers

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Dishwashers are charged with the responsibility of making sure kitchenware, utensils and equipment are cleaned, sanitized and up to par with health and safety regulations. They are responsible for washing dishes, food preparation equipment and utensils on a daily basis in the dining establishment they are employed. Additionally, they stock needed kitchen items and help keep the kitchen sanitary by sweeping and mopping upon request. They may be required to help set up banquet tables in cases of large group preparation. A high school diploma is normally required for employment in this professional post.

A Dishwasher can receive an average pay level of between $18,670 and $32,280 depending on levels of tenure. get average salaries of twenty-five thousand six hundred dollars per annum.

have the best average compensation in District of Columbia, where they get job pay of close to about $33,850. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Finance and Insurance, where they get average job salaries of $31,830.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 64.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Dishwashers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services
Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation