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How to become a Dishwasher

You can follow these steps to gain a job as a dishwasher:

  1. First, get your high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  2. Work in a kitchen. This is not always required since you will probably be trained as part of your employment, but some previous experience can be helpful.
  3. Make sure you are in good physical condition so you are comfortable bending, stretching and moving quickly. You should also be able to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
  4. Find ways to improve your communication and time management skills.
How to become: Kitchen Helper · Kitchen Team Member · Dishwasher/Busser · Cook/Dishwasher · Restaurant Staff
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Dishwasher jobs in United States

Desert Willow Conference Center
Phoenix, AZ
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46 minutes ago
Nothing Bundt Cakes3.1
Lubbock, TX
$11 - $13 an hour
in 59 minutes
Kennesaw, GA
$14.00 - $14.50 an hour
47 minutes ago
The Cove Tavern3.4
Newport News, VA
6 years ago
Noble Crust4.5
Wesley Chapel, FL
$14 - $16 an hour
in 59 minutes
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Career progression for Dishwasher

Education levels for Dishwashers

Based on the requirements of Dishwasher job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED88.5%
Associate's degree4.2%
Middle school education3.7%
Bachelor's degree3.3%
Master's degree0.3%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Dishwasher in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$18,800
4 - 8$19,900
8 - 12$20,400
12 - 16$20,200
16 - 20$19,800
20 - 24$21,100
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Common questions about career advices for a Dishwasher

How important are dishwashers to a restaurant?

Dishwashing is usually an entry-level job, but it is one of the most important jobs in a restaurant. Bad sanitation can put a restaurant out of business. As the dishwasher, you are helping the restaurant maintain the high standard of cleanliness it needs to successfully operate.

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