Dishwashers

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Total Workforce
329k
Average Age
34.1
Average Salary
$13,273
Average Male Salary
$13,273
Average Female Salary
$13,272

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dishwashers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Dishwashers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dishwashers, by average wage, is Employment services. Dishwashers are paid most in Great Falls City PUMA, MT but are relatively concentrated in Farmington & Southfield Area PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$13,273
AVERAGE SALARY
± $685

In 2018, Dishwashers earned an average of $13,273, $40,616 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers make somewhat more than Dishwashers while Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dishwashers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.413
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Dishwashers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.413, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dishwashers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dishwashers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dishwashers, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Traveler accommodation, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

329k
2018 Workforce
± 14,064
-4.41%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.26%

The number of people employed as Dishwashers has been declining at a rate of -4.41%, from 344,055 people in 2017 to 328,879 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Dishwashers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Dishwashers at  79.5%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 4.02% and Amusement & Recreation with 3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dishwashers in the US. The average age of male Dishwashers in the workforce is 32.7 and of female Dishwashers is 39.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dishwashers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

264k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 12,607
64.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,245

80.3% of Dishwashers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Dishwashers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dishwashers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

45.6% of Dishwashers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Dishwashers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dishwashers.

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Age by Gender

32.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.743
39.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.61

The median age of Dishwashers is 34.1, and Male employees are generally 6.72 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dishwashers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dishwashers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Dishwashers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dishwashers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dishwashers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Social Perceptiveness, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dishwashers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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