Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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.

Number of positions

2012: 8,070    2014: 8,190

Annual job postings

New: 60    Replacement: 140
(Total: 200)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.