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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-6011 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
209,330 1.3 % $12.22 $25,420 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.89 $10.06 $11.64 $13.72 $16.33
Annual Wage (2) $18,500 $20,920 $24,220 $28,540 $33,970


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 108,190 36.83 $11.95 $24,850
Traveler Accommodation 37,830 1.84 $12.38 $25,760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 21,280 1.33 $11.71 $24,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,170 0.13 $14.16 $29,450
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 7,140 0.33 $12.37 $25,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 108,190 36.83 $11.95 $24,850
Traveler Accommodation 37,830 1.84 $12.38 $25,760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 21,280 1.33 $11.71 $24,370
Facilities Support Services 1,390 0.85 $11.51 $23,950
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 2,090 0.60 $12.53 $26,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,050 0.05 $17.92 $37,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,380 0.06 $17.18 $35,730
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $16.23 $33,760
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 260 0.05 $14.59 $30,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,560 0.03 $14.33 $29,800


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,540 0.95 0.67 $14.49 $30,140
Florida 15,770 1.79 1.26 $11.26 $23,420
New York 15,640 1.64 1.15 $13.83 $28,760
Texas 14,590 1.17 0.82 $11.60 $24,130
Illinois 8,450 1.40 0.98 $12.29 $25,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 4,090 2.94 2.06 $12.19 $25,360
Hawaii 1,800 2.83 1.99 $15.45 $32,130
Rhode Island 1,200 2.49 1.75 $14.25 $29,640
Louisiana 4,770 2.48 1.74 $11.53 $23,970
North Dakota 890 2.11 1.48 $13.51 $28,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 680 0.93 0.66 $17.88 $37,190
Hawaii 1,800 2.83 1.99 $15.45 $32,130
Alaska 530 1.68 1.18 $15.09 $31,380
Washington 3,450 1.04 0.73 $14.70 $30,580
California 16,540 0.95 0.67 $14.49 $30,140





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,090 1.77 1.24 $13.26 $27,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,310 1.01 0.71 $14.19 $29,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,180 1.32 0.93 $12.65 $26,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,940 1.87 1.31 $10.87 $22,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,330 1.36 0.96 $12.84 $26,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,050 1.45 1.02 $13.96 $29,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,720 2.88 2.02 $11.68 $24,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,530 3.46 2.43 $12.15 $25,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,290 1.20 0.84 $11.46 $23,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,230 1.06 0.74 $11.79 $24,530