Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (51-6011)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 510 479 -6.08 31 35 63
United States 218600 217400 0.0 13600 15500 29000
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 12.79 9.20 10.52 12.24 14.44 16.98
Alaska 15.06 10.87 11.75 14.03 17.89 20.67
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.92 11.00 12.04 14.84 19.20 21.72
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.46 10.93 12.02 13.81 15.45 19.94
Balance of State 14.21 10.74 11.44 13.12 16.58 19.50

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.