How Much do Dishwashers Make?

Do dishwashers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for dishwashers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dishwashers in the United States earn an average of $24,410 a year, equivalent to $11.74 an hour. Dishwashers make 54% less than the average American worker.

Dishwashers in Hawaii are the best paid, making $29,950 a year, while dishwashers in Mississippi make the least at $19,680.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Dishwasher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $14.88 $30,950
75th $12.87 $26,760
50th $11.53 $23,970
25th $9.90 $20,580
10th $8.83 $18,360
Dishwasher Wages by State

In what states do dishwashers make the most? In what states do dishwashers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $9.86 $20,510
Alaska $12.17 $25,320
Arizona $12.24 $25,450
Arkansas $10.23 $21,280
California $13.11 $27,260
Colorado $12.42 $25,840
Connecticut $12.29 $25,560
Delaware $10.87 $22,600
Florida $10.96 $22,810
Georgia $9.90 $20,590
Hawaii $14.40 $29,950
Idaho $10.35 $21,530
Illinois $11.85 $24,660
Indiana $10.03 $20,870
Iowa $9.82 $20,420
Kansas $9.75 $20,290
Kentucky $10.49 $21,830
Louisiana $9.56 $19,880
Maine $12.08 $25,130
Maryland $11.68 $24,300
Massachusetts $14.26 $29,670
Michigan $11.10 $23,080
Minnesota $12.49 $25,980
Mississippi $9.46 $19,680
Missouri $10.58 $22,000
Montana $10.67 $22,200
Nebraska $11.27 $23,440
Nevada $13.42 $27,910
New Hampshire $11.14 $23,170
New Jersey $11.42 $23,750
New Mexico $10.69 $22,230
New York $13.70 $28,500
North Carolina $10.07 $20,940
North Dakota $11.39 $23,680
Ohio $10.55 $21,940
Oklahoma $10.48 $21,800
Oregon $12.84 $26,710
Pennsylvania $10.57 $21,990
Rhode Island $12.60 $26,200
South Carolina $10.03 $20,870
South Dakota $10.58 $22,010
Tennessee $10.33 $21,490
Texas $10.53 $21,900
Utah $10.47 $21,780
Vermont $13.16 $27,380
Virginia $10.49 $21,820
Washington $14.12 $29,360
West Virginia $10.82 $22,510
Wisconsin $9.79 $20,360
Wyoming $11.10 $23,100
Metro Areas Where Dishwashers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Kahului, HI $15.97 $33,220
San Francisco, CA $15.23 $31,680
Seattle, WA $14.75 $30,690
Boston, MA $14.58 $30,340
Las Vegas, NV $14.08 $29,290
San Jose, CA $14.08 $29,280
Utica, NY $13.95 $29,010
Honolulu, HI $13.87 $28,850
Olympia, WA $13.81 $28,730
New York, NY $13.81 $28,720
Dishwasher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $11.74 $24,410
2018 $11.15 $23,190
2017 $10.68 $22,210
2016 $10.22 $21,260
2015 $9.79 $20,360
2014 $9.40 $19,540
2013 $9.22 $19,180
2012 $9.10 $18,930
2011 $9.06 $18,840