Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+0.5% (little or no change)


What Dishwashers Do

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

Other Job Titles Dishwashers May Have

Dish Machine Operator (DMO), Dish Room Worker, Dish Technician, Dishwasher, Kitchen Helper, Kitchen Steward, Pots and Pans Person, Steward, Utility Aide, Utility Worker

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Sweep or scrub floors.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.

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