|Quick Facts: Laundry and Dry-cleaning Workers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$19,540 per year
$9.40 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||225,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||1% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||1,600|
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers clean clothing, linens, drapes, and other articles, using washing, drying, and dry-cleaning machines. They also may clean leather, suede, furs, and rugs.
Most work for laundry and dry-cleaning services, healthcare facilities, or hotels and motels. Most workers are employed full time, but 23 percent work part time.
There are no formal education or training requirements to become a laundry or dry-cleaning worker. Most workers are trained on the job.
The median hourly wage of laundry and dry-cleaning workers was $9.40 in May 2010.
Employment of laundry and dry-cleaning workers is expected to experience little or no change, growing 1 percent from 2010 to 2020. Growth is expected due to continued demand for laundry and dry-cleaning services.
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