Laundry Attendant Salary

Laundry Attendants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $8.86 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.66 per hour and $11.33. While some workers in this profession — the greater part — do not have any health coverage, more than a third do receive medical benefits and roughly a fourth have dental insurance. The vast majority of Laundry Attendants (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$7.66 - $11.33
(Median)
$7
$8
$11
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $11.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$6.93 - $16.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.89  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,996 - $25,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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Job Description for Laundry Attendant

Hotels, resorts, and other large hospitality companies are the typical employers of laundry attendants. These personnel are key to maintaining clean and healthy guestroom environments. They help not only with cleaning, but also with ironing and pressing linens and garments.

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Laundry Attendant Tasks

  • Fold, sort, and organize clean laundry.
  • Remove lint and debris and ensure that machines are in good working order.
  • Operate laundry equipment, loading, and unloading machines and adding chemicals.
  • Record loads and laundry processed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laundry Attendant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $18K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $18K on average. Laundry Attendants see a median salary of $20K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $21K on average.

Laundry Attendant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Laundry Attendant in Ontario:
"How physical it would be."
I would say can be stressful because of the demand. It is a very physical job. It is also a heavy duty job.

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Experience Affects Laundry Attendant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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