The average pay for a Laundry or Dry-Cleaning Worker is $9.28 per hour.

$7.71 - $12.00
(Median)
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$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.71 - $12.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$14.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$16,223 - $26,498  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Laundry or Dry-Cleaning Worker

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers generally work in commercial operations which handle the cleaning, care, and finishing of fine fabrics and garments. These employees handle the intake of clothing to be laundered, administer proper cleaning chemicals and procedures, and finish items with starching or pressing before they are ready. They generally work in dedicated dry-cleaning shops, but also in the dry-cleaning facilities of large hotels.

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Laundry or Dry-Cleaning Worker Tasks

  • Accept, sort, and tag incoming items, and maintain records on each customer.
  • Inspect items for quality and mend, remove spots, press, and validate final return to customer.
  • Operate washing, drying or dry cleaning machines, including loading, calibrating, and unloading.
  • Bag items and store them.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laundry or Dry-Cleaning Worker

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

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Experience Affects Laundry or Dry-Cleaning Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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