Dishwashers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
321k
Average Age
33.9
Estimated Job Growth
0.46%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$14,395
Average Male Salary
$14,140
Average Female Salary
$15,315

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 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores. Dishwashers are paid most in Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Paradise (Northwest) & Winchester PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$14,395
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,198

In 2020, Dishwashers earned an average of $14,395, $41,559 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers make somewhat more than Dishwashers while Fast food and counter workers 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

0.416
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Dishwashers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.416, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dishwashers.

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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

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Industries by Share

321k
2020 Workforce
± 13,899
−3.47%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.28%

The number of people employed as Dishwashers has been declining at a rate of −3.47%, from 332,716 people in 2019 to 321,180 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Dishwashers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Dishwashers at  77.7%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 3.96% and Amusement & Recreation with 2.83%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dishwashers in the US. The average age of male Dishwashers in the workforce is 32.6 and of female Dishwashers is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dishwashers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

251k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 12,301
69.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,481

78.3% of Dishwashers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

45.3% of Dishwashers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.5% 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 Sex

32.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.758
38.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.55

The median age of Dishwashers is 33.9, and Male employees are generally 6.08 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 Business but a relatively high number of Dishwashers hold a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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, Speaking, and Social Perceptiveness. 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Dishwashers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Dishwashers are expected to see a growth of 0.46% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

0.46%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Dishwashers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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