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Dishwasher Salary

How Much Does a Dishwasher Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Dishwasher in the United States is a month or $29,560 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Average Dishwasher Base Salary:

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$14.21
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14.21

The average wage for a Dishwasher is per hour, before tips.

Back-of-the-house staff, including Dishwashers, can participate in tip pools when the employer doesn’t take a tip credit. A tip credit allows employers to pay a lower salary to tipped employees, expecting tips to make up the difference to meet minimum wage requirements.

If the employer takes a tip credit, the tip pool is limited to employees who typically receive tips, such as Waiters and Bartenders.

Annual Mean Wage of Dishwashers by State

[The latest data collected from BLS and the labor/employment departments of the respective states]

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Dishwasher Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$27,080

# of employees

13,100

Projected growth

24.10%

New York City

Annual mean wage

$41,246

# of employees

27,870

Projected growth

91.40%

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$31,161

# of employees

14,390

Projected growth

25%

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$36,028

# of employees

60,460

Projected growth

39%

[Sources: BLS; New York State Department of Labor; Illinois Department of Employment Security; California Employment Development Department]

 

High-Paying Cities for Dishwashers

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Miami, FL27,08013.02
NYC, NY41,24619.83
Los Angeles, CA36,02817.32
Chicago, IL31,16114.98

Average Dishwasher Salary by State

Explore the average Dishwasher salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$26,732
Alaska$28,610
Arizona$31,730
Arkansas$26,600
California$36,551
Colorado$33,320
Connecticut$31,886
Delaware$26,674
Florida$27,020
Georgia$25,990
Hawaii$34,460
Idaho$24,280
Illinois$30,290
Indiana$25,610
Iowa$25,220
Kansas$24,520
Kentucky$24,840
Louisiana$29,039
Maine$30,900
Maryland$31,700
Massachusetts$34,550
Michigan$27,280
Minnesota$29,910
Mississippi$21,510
Missouri$27,030
Montana$27,910
Nebraska$25,905
Nevada$30,230
New Hampshire$29,702
New Jersey$32,084
New Mexico$27,150
New York$35,840
North Carolina$26,130
North Dakota$29,080
Ohio$25,730
Oklahoma$24,270
Oregon$32,465
Pennsylvania$26,400
Rhode Island$30,638
South Carolina$24,880
South Dakota$25,210
Tennessee$25,221
Texas$26,243
Utah$25,790
Vermont$29,830
Virginia$28,450
Washington$37,370
West Virginia$24,026
Wisconsin$24,980
Wyoming$29,017
District of Columbia$36,630

How Much Do Similar Careers to a Dishwasher Get Paid?

On average, Dishwashers earn more than general Fast-Food Workers and Cashiers, but less than Bussers.

 

Job TitleAverage Salary
Fast-Food Worker
Cashier
Busser

Labor Laws and Taxes for Dishwasher

As a Dishwasher, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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