How Much do Dishwashers Make in California?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dishwashers in California earn an average of $27,260 a year, equivalent to $13.11 an hour.

This is 12% more than dishwashers nationwide, but it is 56% less than the typical California worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
California Dishwasher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $15.71 $32,670
75th $14.10 $29,320
50th $12.41 $25,810
25th $11.69 $24,310
10th $11.28 $23,460
California Dishwashers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bakersfield $12.13 $25,230
Chico $12.18 $25,330
El Centro $13.06 $27,150
Fresno $12.52 $26,040
Hanford $12.29 $25,560
Los Angeles $12.66 $26,330
Madera $12.90 $26,830
Merced $12.03 $25,020
Modesto $12.09 $25,140
Napa $13.69 $28,470
Oxnard $12.27 $25,530
Redding $12.29 $25,570
Riverside $12.30 $25,580
Sacramento $12.42 $25,840
Salinas $13.37 $27,810
San Diego $12.82 $26,670
San Francisco $15.23 $31,680
San Jose $14.08 $29,280
San Luis Obispo $12.53 $26,060
Santa Barbara $13.16 $27,360
Santa Cruz $12.90 $26,820
Santa Rosa $13.79 $28,690
Stockton $12.52 $26,040
Vallejo $12.89 $26,820
Visalia $12.37 $25,730
Yuba City $12.04 $25,040
California Dishwasher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $13.11 $27,260
2018 $12.33 $25,650
2017 $11.70 $24,340
2016 $11.15 $23,190
2015 $10.28 $21,390
2014 $9.65 $20,070
2013 $9.63 $20,030
2012 $9.49 $19,740
2011 $9.45 $19,650