Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Dry Cleaner, Laundress, Laundry Aide, Laundry Assistant, Laundry Attendant, Laundry Housekeeper, Laundry Person, Laundry Technician, Laundry Worker, Personal Clothing Laundry Aide, Spotter

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 4.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #15 in job growth rate
  • 800

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (0.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.8%)
  • Associate's degree (3.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (13.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (42.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (36.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply water or solutions to fabrics or apparel.
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Operate garment treatment equipment.
  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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