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Dry Cleaner Salary
in United Kingdom

£18,101 (GBP)

Average Salary

£9/hr

Average Hourly

£239

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 17, 2020

The average pay for a Dry Cleaner is £18,101 a year and £9 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Dry Cleaner is between £17,076 and £21,213. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Dry Cleaner. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates dry cleaning machine to clean garments, drapes, and other materials, utilizing knowledge of cleaning processes, fabrics, and colors.
  • Sorts articles and places lot of sorted articles in drum of dry cleaning machine.
  • Fastens cover and starts drum rotating.
  • Turns or pushes valves, levers, and switches to admit cleaning solvent into drum.
  • Adds liquid soap or chemicals to facilitate cleaning process.
  • Tends extractor that removes excess cleaning solvent from articles extractor operator.
  • Tends tumbler that dries articles and removes odor of solvent from articles tumbler operator.
  • Opens valves of dry cleaning machine to drain dirty solvent into filter tank.
  • Adds chemicals to solvent to facilitate filtration, and starts electric pumps, forcing solvent through filters to screen lint, dirt, and other impurities.
  • Pulls sludge box from bottom of tank to remove sludge.
  • Starts electric pumps and turns valves to operate distilling system that reclaims dirty solvent.
  • May operate dry cleaning machine that automatically extracts excess cleaning solvent from articles.
  • May clean by hand articles that cannot be cleaned by machine because of amount of soil on article or delicacy of fabric dry cleaner, hand.
  • May add chemicals to dry cleaning machine to render garments water repellant.
  • May spot articles spotter ii.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£20,984
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dry Cleaner is £18,101 a year and £9 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Dry Cleaner is between £17,076 and £21,213. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Dry Cleaner. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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