Dishwasher Jobs

Dishwasher Job Overview

The cleanliness of the tableware at an eating establishment reflects on its reputation and can make the difference between a positive and negative dining experience. Dishwashers are the people who clean the glasses, plates and silverware for eateries. The duties of dishwashing jobs typically include:

  • Retrieving dirty dishes from the dining area
  • Sorting, scraping and stacking dishes
  • Loading dishes into the dishwashing machine
  • Operating and maintaining dishwashing equipment
  • Unloading the dishwasher and putting dishes away
  • Cleaning the kitchen or food preparation tools
  • Inspecting dishes and flatware for cleanliness and defects

Dishwashers may work in any setting in which food is served, such as restaurants, buffets, coffee shops, schools, hotels and hospitals. Related occupations include food server jobs and kitchen porter jobs. Dishwashers may find themselves promoted to positions such as Storeroom Attendant or Team Leader for putting in the necessary work for promotion.

Dishwasher Job Education Requirements

For most positions, dishwashers do not need any education, although many employers prefer applicants with a high school diploma. Dishwashers typically complete several weeks of on-the-job training. Some states require dishwashers to obtain a health certificate that verifies that they are free of communicable diseases. Dishwashers will also need the physical strength to lift heavy pots and pans, and they must be able to be on their feet for long periods. With experience, many dishwashers receive promotions to other food service positions, such as server, cook or dining room attendant.

Dishwasher Job Market

There were 498,110 dishwasher jobs in the United States last year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the food and beverage industry as a whole will experience growth of 12 percent in the next decade, which is about average. As the population grows, more and more people will dine in, carry out or have food delivered, which will drive demand for dishwashers. The states with the highest employment level for this occupation are California, Florida, Texas and New York. The states with the highest concentration of dishwashers are Nevada, Hawaii, Washington, D.C. and Florida.

Dishwasher Job Salary Information

In 2013, the BLS reported a mean annual salary of $19,180 for dishwashers. The highest-paying 10 percent of dishwasher jobs offered average salaries of $23,660, while the lowest-paying 10 percent offered average salaries of $16,330. Those working in the travel accommodation industry had the highest average salary, making $23,580, while those working in drinking establishments (those primarily serving alcoholic beverages) had the lowest average salary, making $18,460. The highest-paying states for dishwasher careers are Nevada, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Washington and Massachusetts.


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POOL/On-call Bahia Oaks Lodge - 2186 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota, FL 34239 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all ...
At Pei Wei, brought to you by P.F. Chang's, we will offer you more than just a great place to work we will give you EXCELLENT opportunities to build a career in a dynamic, team-oriented atmosphere. NOW HIRING: • LINE, PREP & WOK COOKS • DISHWASHERS • CASHIER / BUSSER / RUNNERS APPLY ONLINE OR IN PERSON ANYTIME AT: 1021 N. Elmhurst Road in Mount Prospect At Pei Wei, we believe that service c...
Belmont Village of Hollywood Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Dishwasher - Restaurant - Los Angeles Full-time position available. Great hours available for students. We have a restaurant-style dining room where we serve our seniors breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are looking for energetic, fun-loving individuals to join our team. Wash ...
At O'Charley's, we can offer you flexible work schedules, a great work atmosphere, benefits, meal discounts and much more! Join our team and enter the good life O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar is part of the American Blue Ribbon Holdings family and an equal opportunity / e-verify employer. Server Servers Waiter Waiters Waitress Waitresses FOH Front of House Restaurant Job Hourl...
We are currently searching for talented and Guest service oriented Line/Prep Cooks and Dishwasher to join our Black Angus Steakhouse team. Black Angus Steakhouse is always searching for new talent to join our restaurant’s team. Black Angus Steakhouse has immediate full time openings for an experienced Line Cooks, Prep Cooks and Dishwasher. Responsibilities:  Sorts and racks dishes and glasses, ...
Snook Inn is now accepting application for for the following positions: - Night Host - Kitchen Staff - Dishwashers Excellent pay & benefits. Sign on bonus. Apply in Person at: Snook Inn 1215 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island, FL 34145 Posting provided by:...
Belmont Village of Oak Park Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Dishwasher - Restaurant - Oak Park Full time positions available. No late nights! Belmont Village offers food service workers a change from a High-pressure Restaurant! You serve the same number of guests three meals daily -- no boring downtime or a slammed kitchen! The dining...
Kitchen Utility - Dishwasher / Maintenance Red Lobster is the world's largest casual dining seafood restaurant company and has been the market leader in casual dining seafood since the first restaurant opened in 1968. At Red Lobster, we hold ourselves to the highest standards for service, quality and a welcoming atmosphere. Our passion is hospitality, over-the-top performance, and creating a lega...
Kitchen/Dish Service Worker **Experienced** Description: The Food/Dish Service Worker is responsible for working in the washing all dishes and keeping the kitchen clean at all times. Assist in preparation and production of meals for students, faculty, guests and catered events. Reports to the Food Service Manager. Responsibilities: · Wash all dishes · Cleans, stocks and sets up the Faculty Di...
Come and play at American Girl! We are currently seeking a part-time dishwasher in the Bistro at the Alderwood Mall (Lynnwood, WA). Responsibilities: Ensure all dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans are clean and sanitary. Maintain cleanliness of kitchen and dining room area, equipment, tools, utensils, etc. including floor sweeping, removal of garbage, and mopping/scrubbing. Maintain a p...
Hourly Team Member opportunities now available at Chili's in Lubbock! 607 University Avenue - Lubbock, TX 79401 Line Cooks, please apply online by clicking here: Prep Cooks, click here: Dishwashers, click here: * Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. I-9 verification process is conducted. * -------------------------------------...
We are looking for a steady worker to join our team of Stewards! Our stewards keep our culinary operations running. They focus primarily on keeping the kitchen clean and running smoothly, as well as protecting thousands of dollars of china, silverware, and cookware. They wash dishes, prep food, plate up meals before large events, and other cleaning and Janitorial duties. This is a fast paced posit...
*** Employee Receive Free Golfing Privileges*** Located in Sarasota, Bent Tree Country Club is home to beautiful new "Champion" bermuda greens, newly excavated and filled bunkers as well as remodeled fairways and tee boxes. A new way of thinking and a desire of our membership to grow our club have led to Bent Tree becoming one of the friendliest, laid back country clubs in the area. We are seeki...
Belmont Village West Lake Hills Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Dishwasher - Restaurant - West Lake Hills $10.50 per hour BRAND NEW FACILITY! Hiring Immediately! WE OFFER: No late nights! Excellent Pay! Bonus Opportunity! Free Meals! Flexible Schedule! Josephine's Kitchen is the on-site restaurant at this upscale senior living ...
Log Jam Restaurant Now Accepting Applications for Dishwasher. FT, PT. Yr. round. Apply in person Rt. 9 & 149, Qsby....
Trail's Lounge is looking for the following positions: Server and Bartender. Must be 18 or older. Exp. Pref. but will train Apply in person at Trail's Lounge 125 Wauona Tr. Portage or call 742-2325 301949...
Golden Corral is hiring for spring, summer and year around for Servers, Line Register, Dishwashers & Bakery. Apply in person GOLDEN CORRAL 3913 McMasters Avenue Hannibal, MO EOE...
Come join one of America's hottest brands!!! Here at Brick House, we believe that a great restaurant starts with fun and high energy team members. We are excited to be opening up in Grapevine, and want you to become part of our growing family! Now Hiring Servers, Line Cooks, Hosts/Hostesses, Bussers, Bartenders, and Dishwashers for our NEW location in Grapevine, TX! The team at Brick House Taver...
Shari's Is Hiring Cooks, Servers & Dishwashers throughout the Seattle Area! Area Locations include: Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Bonney Lake, Olympia, Tacoma, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Seattle, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Puyallup, Bellingham and Burlington! Interested? Stop by on Jan. 22nd or Feb. 5th Apply online: Experience is not necessary but it ...

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