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Salary for Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Also known as:  Drycleaner, Launderer, Laundress, Laundry Attendant, Laundry Equipment Operator, Laundry Operator, Laundry Sorter, Laundry Worker, Precision Dyer

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Laundry and dry-cleaning workers set up, tend and operate laundry and dry cleaning equipment, including washing machines, dryers and dry-cleaning machines. They may also do simple repairs on clothes garments. Completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this position. An employer usually requires up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Laundry or Dry-Cleaning Worker will usually earn wages somewhere between 16000 to 24000 based on experience and talent. Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers will usually earn a compensation of Twenty One Thousand One Hundred dollars every year.

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers are paid most highly in the District of Columbia, where they receive normal pay levels of near $28010. People in this career group can receive the best pay in Educational Services, where they can get a compensation of $28600.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.63 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $28,600
Educational Services $24,410
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $23,750
Retail Trade $23,220
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $22,060
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $19,450
Other Services (except Public Administration) $20,590
Accommodation and Food Services $20,880
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $20,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises $21,160
Wholesale Trade $21,280