Laundry Attendant Salary
Pay for Laundry Attendants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $9.30 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the larger part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than a third and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one in four. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Laundry Attendants are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Total Pay (||$16,573 - $25,946|
|Hourly Rate||$7.92 - $12.22|
|Overtime||$8.70 - $17.94|
|Total Pay (||$16,573 - $25,946|
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.Read More...
Primarily, the laundry room attendant helps sort dirty linens, towels, uniforms, and other laundry collected by housekeeping. The attendant then helps launder these items, iron and fold them as they're clean, and restock the housekeeping personnel for the next day's service.
Laundry attendants are also expected to perform routine inspections and maintenance on the laundry room washers and dryers. This typically includes regular inspection and cleaning of lint traps, as well as inspecting laundry to ensure that the washing machines are working properly. The attendant logs all such cleaning and maintenance and informs a supervisor of any items deemed to be in need of repair.
Typically, a laundry attendant is an entry-level position for a hotel or perhaps a dedicated linen services company. The attendant must show an ability to understand and fully grasp the safe and efficient use of commercial washers and dryers. Typically, the attendant works from early in the morning until late afternoon in a large, commercial laundry room environment. Because of the heat generated by laundry machinery, it can be hot work, especially during the summer months.
Laundry Attendant Tasks
- Operate laundry equipment, loading, and unloading machines and adding chemicals.
- Record loads and laundry processed.
- Fold, sort, and organize clean laundry.
- Remove lint and debris and ensure that machines are in good working order.
Popular Employer Salaries for Laundry Attendant
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $17K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $15K while workers on the upper end may rake in $30K.
Pay by Experience Level for Laundry Attendant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Laundry Attendants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $19K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $20K. Laundry Attendants see a median salary of $20K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Laundry Attendant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $22K on average.
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