Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers



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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 23049$14.06/hr$11.19/hr$12.54/hr$13.85/hr$15.16/hr$17.63/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing40$16.04/hr
Financial Activities20$15.30/hr
Professional and Business Services90$11.74/hr
Education and Health Services740$14.30/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,040$12.38/hr
Other Services1,350$13.90/hr
Public Administration90$18.07/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Central Minnesota N/A$13.07/hr2.5%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$12.16/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$13.34/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$12.92/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$11.53/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 100$10.89/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 150$14.14/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$11.87/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$12.33/hr-13.3%
Southwest Balance of State 220$12.38/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 230$13.85/hr0.0%
St Cloud MN MSA 260$13.88/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 270$12.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 280$13.27/hr1.6%
Northwest Minnesota 300$14.47/hr-2.4%
Northwest Balance of State 350$14.51/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,810$13.58/hr1.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,930$13.49/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,370$13.57/hr-0.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 820$18.20/hr-2.8%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 44,880$15.10/hr8.2%
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 2,140$23.51/hr-11.2%


  • Clean machine filters, and lubricate equipment.
  • Operate extractors and driers, or direct their operation.
  • Receive and mark articles for laundry or dry cleaning with identifying code numbers or names, using hand or machine markers.
  • Sort and count articles removed from dryers, and fold, wrap, or hang them.
  • Load articles into washers or dry-cleaning machines, or direct other workers to perform loading.
  • Remove items from washers or dry-cleaning machines, or direct other workers to do so.
  • Start washers, dry cleaners, driers, or extractors, and turn valves or levers to regulate machine processes and the volume of soap, detergent, water, bleach, starch, and other additives.
  • Examine and sort into lots articles to be cleaned, according to color, fabric, dirt content, and cleaning technique required.
  • Start washers, dry cleaners, driers, or extractors, and turn valves or levers to regulate machine processes and the volume of soap, detergent, water, bleach, starch, and other additives.
  • Operate extractors and driers, or direct their operation.