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How Much Does a Food Prep/Dishwasher Earn In The United States?

Food Prep/Dishwasher Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$24,000
$21,000
$24,000
$28,000
Food prep/dishwashers in the United States make an average salary of $24,763 per year or $11.91 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level food prep/dishwasher salary is roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $28,000. If you like following the crowd, hospitality and retail companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out retail, pharmaceutical, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Oregon, California, Washington, and Hawaii provide the highest food prep/dishwasher salaries.
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Where Food Prep/Dishwashers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where food prep/dishwashers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Food Prep/Dishwashers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Nevada, Oregon and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for food prep/dishwashers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Virginia, West Virginia, and Georgia.
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1. South Jordan, UT
$23,770
Avg. Salary
$21k
$26k

High Paying Food Prep/Dishwasher Jobs

Which Companies Pay Food Prep/Dishwashers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like SAGE Dining Services and Cafe Rio as they offer the highest salaries for food prep/dishwashers.
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Avg. Salary
$23k
$25k

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    How Experience Affects Food Prep/Dishwasher Salaries

    The salary for a food prep/dishwasher can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Food Prep/Dishwasher Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Island Vybz Bar and Grill
    Island Vybz Bar and Grill
    Dishwasher/Food Prep
    Dishwasher/Food Prep
    Dishwasher/Food Prep
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    12/29/2020
    12/29/2020
    $14,609
    $14,609
    12/29/2020
    Food Service/Dishwasher
    Food Service/Dishwasher
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Oklahoma City, OK
    10/25/2020
    10/25/2020
    $21,914
    $21,914
    10/25/2020
    Remedy Intelligent Staffing
    Remedy Intelligent Staffing
    Food Packaging/Dishwashers
    Food Packaging/Dishwashers
    Food Packaging/Dishwashers
    Portage, WI
    Portage, WI
    07/27/2020
    07/27/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    07/27/2020
    Dishwasher/Prep ~ West Bank of New Orleans ~ Private University
    Dishwasher/Prep ~ West Bank of New Orleans ~ Private University
    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    03/04/2020
    03/04/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/04/2020
    Dishwasher/Prep ~ Near SIX Flags White Water!
    Dishwasher/Prep ~ Near SIX Flags White Water!
    Marietta, GA
    Marietta, GA
    03/04/2020
    03/04/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/04/2020
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Locust Grove, GA
    Locust Grove, GA
    01/18/2020
    01/18/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    01/18/2020
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Locust Grove, GA
    Locust Grove, GA
    12/18/2019
    12/18/2019
    $25,044
    $25,044
    12/18/2019
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Hershey, PA
    Hershey, PA
    12/02/2019
    12/02/2019
    $20,870
    $20,870
    12/02/2019
    Pho Element
    Pho Element
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    San Mateo, CA
    San Mateo, CA
    11/30/2019
    11/30/2019
    $33,392
    $33,392
    11/30/2019
    Nash Hospitals Inc.
    Nash Hospitals Inc.
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Food Prep/Dishwasher
    Rocky Mount, NC
    Rocky Mount, NC
    11/09/2019
    11/09/2019
    $20,870
    $20,870
    11/09/2019