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Kitchen Helpers

Kitchen Helpers - Wages & Trends

Wages for kitchen helpers vary by area of the country and employer. Wages are usually highest in fine restaurants and hotels.

A large percentage of kitchen helpers work less than full time. Those who work full time often receive benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Those who work part time rarely receive benefits.

Dishwashers (SOC 35-9021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $9.76 $11.61 $13.51
Yearly $20,301 $24,151 $28,091
    Champaign Area Hourly $9.17 $9.63 $11.85
Yearly $19,076 $20,025 $24,657
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $9.26 $9.83 $11.81
Yearly $19,252 $20,454 $24,557
    Cook County Hourly $10.46 $12.41 $14.10
Yearly $21,762 $25,823 $29,329
    Decatur Area Hourly $9.54 $10.99 $12.98
Yearly $19,840 $22,859 $26,991
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $9.93 $11.11 $12.26
Yearly $20,662 $23,099 $25,508
    Du Page County Hourly $9.49 $10.95 $12.73
Yearly $19,735 $22,775 $26,476
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $9.41 $10.32 $11.49
Yearly $19,567 $21,475 $23,903
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $9.39 $10.28 $11.60
Yearly $19,528 $21,380 $24,134
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $10.34 $11.36 $12.41
Yearly $21,518 $23,630 $25,814
    Lake County Hourly $9.91 $11.68 $13.56
Yearly $20,617 $24,297 $28,206
    McHenry County Hourly $12.28 $13.21 $14.14
Yearly $25,547 $27,467 $29,408
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $9.11 $9.47 $10.05
Yearly $18,953 $19,703 $20,898
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $9.16 $9.71 $11.10
Yearly $19,063 $20,197 $23,087
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $9.27 $10.14 $11.87
Yearly $19,285 $21,091 $24,693
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $9.20 $10.00 $11.60
Yearly $19,140 $20,798 $24,133
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $9.18 $10.21 $11.80
Yearly $19,085 $21,243 $24,534
    Rockford Area Hourly $9.48 $10.14 $11.76
Yearly $19,725 $21,088 $24,456
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $8.70 $9.08 $9.64
Yearly $18,103 $18,879 $20,049
    Springfield Area Hourly $9.17 $10.20 $11.94
Yearly $19,067 $21,211 $24,841
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $9.33 $9.95 $11.23
Yearly $19,405 $20,702 $23,360
    Will County Hourly $9.82 $12.04 $13.67
Yearly $20,431 $25,043 $28,429
United States Hourly $9.90 $11.53 $12.87
Yearly $20,580 $23,970 $26,760

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.