Laundry & drycleaning workers

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Total Workforce

156k

Average Age

45.4

Average Salary

$21,432

Average Male Salary

$25,712

Average Female Salary

$19,459

About

Laundry & drycleaning workers are most often employed by the Drycleaning & laundry services industry. The average yearly wage for Laundry & drycleaning workers was $21,432 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Laundry & drycleaning workers by wage are Parking lot attendants, Medical transcriptionists, and Food preparation and serving related workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Laundry & drycleaning workers are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Kenton County PUMA, KY, and Elmhurst & South Corona PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Laundry & drycleaning workers are Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV, Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, and Kenton County PUMA, KY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Laundry & drycleaning workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Drycleaning & laundry services is the industry that employs the most Laundry & drycleaning workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Laundry & drycleaning workers, by average wage, is Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers. Laundry & drycleaning workers are paid most in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,432

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,063

In 2018, Laundry & drycleaning workers earned an average of $21,432, $32,457 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Medical transcriptionists make somewhat more than Laundry & drycleaning workers while Parking lot attendants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Laundry & drycleaning workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.302

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Laundry & drycleaning workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Laundry & drycleaning workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Laundry & drycleaning workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Laundry & drycleaning workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Laundry & drycleaning workers, by number of employees, are Drycleaning & laundry services, Traveler accommodation, and Nursing Care Facilities.

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Industries by Share

156k

2018 Workforce

± 9,688

-5.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.2%

The number of people employed as Laundry & drycleaning workers has been declining at a rate of -5.9%, from 165,646 people in 2017 to 155,866 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Laundry & drycleaning workers employed by various industries. Drycleaning & laundry services employs the largest share of Laundry & drycleaning workers at  46.3%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 16% and Nursing Care Facilities with 12.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Laundry & drycleaning workers in the US. The average age of male Laundry & drycleaning workers in the workforce is 42.5 and of female Laundry & drycleaning workers is 46.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Laundry & drycleaning workers is White.

Gender Composition

49.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,444

107k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 8,016

68.4% of Laundry & drycleaning workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Laundry & drycleaning workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Laundry & drycleaning workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

55.3% of Laundry & drycleaning workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.6% of Laundry & drycleaning workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Laundry & drycleaning workers.

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Age by Gender

42.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.61

46.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.09

The median age of Laundry & drycleaning workers is 45.4, and Male employees are generally 4.25 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Laundry & drycleaning workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Laundry & drycleaning workers is Business but a relatively high number of Laundry & drycleaning workers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Laundry & drycleaning workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Laundry & drycleaning workers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Laundry & drycleaning workers need more than the average amount of Troubleshooting, Operation and Control, and Operation Monitoring.

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