Laundry Attendant Salary
Median pay for Laundry Attendants in the United States is around $9.13 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over a third report medical coverage and slightly more than a fifth claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority (82 percent) of Laundry Attendants who took the survey are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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
- 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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The pay scale is far from balanced at Healthcare Services Group, Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $31K, the company's median pay sits at $17K, the lowest in the industry.
Pay by Experience Level for Laundry Attendant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Laundry Attendants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $19K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $19K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $19K in this role. As Laundry Attendants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $21K.