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 can get an average wage on a scale from $19,130 to $35,310 based on the level of education. will normally get an average salary of twenty-six thousand six hundred dollars annually.

make the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they earn compensation, on average, of about $36,680. People in this job function are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they can receive normal pay levels of $35,430.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.07 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$35,430
Transportation and Warehousing
$31,780
Manufacturing
$31,600
Educational Services
$30,570
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,580
Retail Trade
$26,690

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,500
Wholesale Trade
$25,620
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$26,140
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$26,180
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,620