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Dry Cleaner Salary

$27,788 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$367

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dry Cleaner is $27,788 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dry Cleaner is between $21,767 and $32,566. 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 States.

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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.
Dry Cleaner Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Job family population: 209,350

Estimated population of Dry Cleaner jobs: 3,057

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$32,214
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Dry Cleaner Job Listings for United States

Dry Clean Presser
Jul 18
Warrensville Heights, OH, USA
Perfection Valet Dry Cleaners
Small business looking for an experience dry clean presser willing to learn all phases of the dry cleaning business. Starting pay $10.00 with room to grow.
Dry Cleaner
Jul 12
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
don royal cleaners
Currently hiring full and part time dry cleaners and pressers for high volume , "green", dry cleaner located in Fox Chapel Plaza. Flexible hours, onsite parking, and convenient to bus lines. Previous ...
LAUNDRY SERVICE/DRY CLEANING (FULL-TIME) DAYS - WILL TRAIN!
Jun 26
Denver, CO, USA
Compass Group
We have an opening for a full-time LAUNDRY SERVICE/DRY CLEANING position. * Location : Ritz Carlton - 1881 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202 Note: online applications accepted only. * Schedule : F/T: ...
Customer Service Representative
Jul 8
Alameda, CA, USA
Martinizing Dry Cleaners
Can Do Positive Attitude and Thrive in a Busy Environment Company Description Martinizing Dry Cleaning is the most innovative, successful and trusted name in Dry Cleaning in large part because we ...
Dry Cleaner
Jun 28
Birmingham, MI, USA
RDM Management, Inc. DBA Martinizing 941504
Finishing all dry-cleaned pants and slacks * Maintain station for cleanliness * Maintain station supplies, such as hangers and so on * Inventory supplies as needed for replenishment * Minor ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dry Cleaner is $27,788 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dry Cleaner is between $21,767 and $32,566. 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 States.

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Dry Cleaner Job Listings for United States

Dry Clean Presser
Jul 18
Warrensville Heights, OH, USA
Perfection Valet Dry Cleaners
Small business looking for an experience dry clean presser willing to learn all phases of the dry cleaning business. Starting pay $10.00 with room to grow.
Dry Cleaner
Jul 12
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
don royal cleaners
Currently hiring full and part time dry cleaners and pressers for high volume , "green", dry cleaner located in Fox Chapel Plaza. Flexible hours, onsite parking, and convenient to bus lines. Previous ...
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