Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit80.56%
  2. Self-employed7.17%
  3. Private, not for profit6.59%
  4. State and local government3.40%
  5. Federal government1.78%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$25,470

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$32,420
$19,020
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 65%
  • High school 34%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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