How Much Do Laundry and Dry Cleaners Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$26600 per year
Hourly wage
$13 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,130 to $21,890 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $11 per hour

Entry-level Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,130 to $21,890 per year or $9 to $11 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $17 $35,310
Senior (Top 25%) $14 $30,030
Middle (Mid 50%) $12 $25,470
Junior (Bottom 25%) $11 $21,890
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $19,130

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $18 $36,680
WA $16 $33,010
HI $16 $32,900
CA $16 $32,710
AK $15 $31,320
NY $15 $31,160
MN $15 $30,370
MA $14 $30,120
OR $14 $30,000
CT $14 $29,270

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Laundry and Dry Cleaners are in the states of DC, WA, HI, CA and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $38840 $18.67
State Government $37300 $17.93
Other Personal Services $34750 $16.71
Warehousing and Storage $33840 $16.27
Outpatient Care Centers $33330 $16.02
Specialty Hospitals $31970 $15.37
Local Government $31620 $15.20
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $31490 $15.14
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $31090 $14.95
Religious Organizations $30560 $14.69
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $30460 $14.65
Elementary and Secondary Schools $29620 $14.24
Offices of Dentists $29320 $14.10
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $29080 $13.98
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $28910 $13.90
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing $28760 $13.83
Food and Beverage Stores $28690 $13.80
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $27750 $13.34
Rental and Leasing Services $27190 $13.07
Personal Care Services $27060 $13.01
Gambling Industries $26900 $12.93
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $26890 $12.93
Traveler Accommodation $26630 $12.81
Civic and Social Organizations $26570 $12.78
Offices of Physicians $26550 $12.77
Other Residential Care Facilities $26520 $12.75
Rooming and Boarding Houses $26400 $12.69
Amusement Parks and Arcades $26200 $12.60
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $26200 $12.60
Drycleaning and Laundry Services $26170 $12.58

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