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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 515514 -0.234 3569
United States 220,100219,600 -0.214,700 14,80029,450

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.228.8910.06 11.6413.7216.33
Alaska 15.0911.0512.31 14.2317.5320.44
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.2611.3012.60 14.4217.5120.24
Fairbanks North Star Borough 16.1512.3913.30 14.9019.2022.29
Balance of State 14.4010.6111.43 13.4116.9220.54

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
619146 23.642.7 34.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation145
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation61
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 413
Number of job position postings 49
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

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