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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of laundry and dry-cleaning workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of laundry and dry-cleaning workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The laundry and dry-cleaning workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,580
25th Percentile Wage
$19,020
50th Percentile Wage
$21,510
75th Percentile Wage
$25,300
90th Percentile Wage
$31,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for laundry and dry-cleaning workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) laundry and dry-cleaning workers is $31,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,580. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 78% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of laundry and dry-cleaning workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,5103.21%7.35%
201520,8202.40%-
201420,3201.13%-
201320,0900.80%-
201219,930--

Table 2. Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of laundry and dry-cleaning workers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for laundry and dry-cleaning workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $31,530. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $20,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,530
Educational Services
$27,150
Manufacturing
$25,070
Retail Trade
$23,970
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$22,620
Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,460
Wholesale Trade
$22,150
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,580
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$20,750
Construction
$20,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only laundry and dry-cleaning workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of laundry and dry-cleaning workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,260 to $34,550. The highest paying state for laundry and dry-cleaning workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $34,550. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,260. For more salary information of laundry and dry-cleaning workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$34,550
Hawaii
$30,420
North Dakota
$27,340
Minnesota
$26,220
Washington
$25,280
Alaska
$24,800
California
$24,370
Connecticut
$23,870
Oregon
$23,660
Massachusetts
$23,340
Wyoming
$23,160
Nevada
$23,140
Pennsylvania
$22,970
Montana
$22,630
Arizona
$22,530
New Hampshire
$22,510
Michigan
$22,510
Vermont
$22,380
Rhode Island
$22,370
Virgin Islands
$22,370
Iowa
$22,270
Maine
$22,020
Nebraska
$21,950
Maryland
$21,910
New Jersey
$21,770
Colorado
$21,310
Virginia
$21,190
Kansas
$21,110
Wisconsin
$21,050
Delaware
$20,990
Illinois
$20,930
South Dakota
$20,720
Utah
$20,690
Indiana
$20,680
Idaho
$20,590
West Virginia
$20,380
Oklahoma
$20,340
New York
$20,280
Ohio
$20,280
North Carolina
$20,110
Texas
$20,070
Kentucky
$20,050
Georgia
$19,930
South Carolina
$19,920
Florida
$19,820
Missouri
$19,810
Alabama
$19,460
New Mexico
$19,330
Tennessee
$19,290
Arkansas
$19,130
Guam
$18,890
Louisiana
$18,860
Mississippi
$18,700
Puerto Rico
$18,260



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