Laundry Attendant Salary
Median pay for Laundry Attendants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $9.25 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a majority lack any form of coverage — but over a third have medical insurance, and one in four have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Laundry Attendants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Total Pay (||$16,582 - $25,589|
|Hourly Rate||$7.92 - $12.04|
|Overtime||$8.36 - $16.65|
|Total Pay (||$16,582 - $25,589|
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.
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Healthcare Services Group, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $18K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $31K.
Pay by Experience Level for Laundry Attendant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $19K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $20K. Laundry Attendants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $20K. Laundry Attendants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $21K.
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