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Laundry Attendant Salary

Laundry Attendants in the United States take home an average $8.67 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.50 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $11.16. Most Laundry Attendants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Just under a third report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and approximately one in six collect vision insurance. The vast majority of Laundry Attendants (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women.

$7.50 - $11.16
MEDIAN: $8.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Hourly Rate
$7.50 - $11.16  
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $1.19  
$4.93 - $16.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$0.00 - $704  
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).
$15,583 - $25,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190

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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.


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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Laundry Attendants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $18K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $19K. For Laundry Attendants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $20K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $22K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Laundry Attendant Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


82 %
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%