Dishwashers
SOC: 35-9021.00

Description:

Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
507,400 employed

Projected (2024):
487,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Breakdown Person
  • Bus Person Dishwasher
  • Dietary Aide
  • Dish Machine Operator (DMO)
  • Dish Room Worker
  • Dish Stacker
  • Dish Technician
  • Dish Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Machine Operator
  • Glass Washer
  • Kitchen Cleaner
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Kitchen Steward
  • Pan Cleaner
  • Pan Washer
  • Pot Washer
  • Scullion
  • Silver Cleaner
  • Silver Wrapper
  • Silverware Cleaner
  • Stewarding Supervisor
  • Tray Line Worker
  • Tray Room Worker
  • Utility Aide


  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

    Education:

    Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Stock supplies, such as food or utensils, in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, or salad bars.
  • Sweep or scrub floors.
  • Clean garbage cans with water or steam.
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Clean or prepare various foods for cooking or serving.
  • Set up banquet tables.
  • Transfer supplies or equipment between storage and work areas, by hand or using hand trucks.
  • Receive and store supplies.
  • Prepare and package individual place settings.
  • Load or unload trucks that deliver or pick up food or supplies.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Automatic dishwashing systems
  • Cleaning mops
  • Commercial dishwashers
  • Commercial glasswashers
  • Digital handheld thermometers
  • Dish drying racks
  • Dish-cleaning brushes
  • Drain racks
  • Electric pallet lifters
  • Funnels
  • Handtrucks
  • Kitchen trash compactors
  • Moving dishwasher belts
  • Pot-washing machines
  • Power washers
  • Temperature indicator strips
  • Three-compartment sinks
  • Microsoft Windows


  • food preparation and serving related


    industry stats

    SOC: 35-0000

    Total Employed: 12,577,080

    Average Annual Salary: $22,850