risk level
Based on 98 votes
by year 2032
or $15.00 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

91% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

70% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 91% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Dishwashers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Dishwashers' job openings is expected to rise 9.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Dishwashers' was $31,200, or $14 per hour

'Dishwashers' were paid 35.1% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 463,940 people employed as 'Dishwashers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.31% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 327 people are employed as 'Dishwashers'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 35-9021.00


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Dish Wash, Er. (No chance) says
Maintaining a robot able to wash dishes will cost more money than it would to hire a dishwasher. Also, most restaurants don't actually care about having clean dishes. A robot would be unable to decide what dishes to wash and what not to wash. A robot would wash everything and be very expensive.
May 09, 2023 at 03:53 AM
Ethan (Highly likely) says
There are automatic dishwashing machines
Feb 14, 2023 at 05:05 AM
Prince (Highly likely) says
This occupation is not hard, as we can see robot are now manufacturing vehicles and working as assistant in hospitals and hotels. Dish-washing is on the high demand for robot taking over.
Oct 13, 2019 at 01:40 AM
steven burthstone (Highly likely) says
This job is close to %100 likely of being taken by robots because its such a simple task and women are main dishwashers. also the waige is a bit higher.
Sep 13, 2019 at 01:14 AM

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