Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (51-6011)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 496530 6.93 711
United States 208,200212,000 1.8370 2,9903,360

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.168.459.15 10.3412.1715.12
Alaska 13.539.7610.17 11.9216.6519.04
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.619.769.85 11.7117.0019.05
Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.4810.3611.19 12.8216.0217.84
Balance of State 13.339.7610.25 12.4016.1118.58

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
623169 27.144.5 33.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation143
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation68
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 345
Number of job position postings 73
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training