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Flatwork Washer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$26,706 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Flatwork Washer is $26,706 a year and $13 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Flatwork Washer is between $24,959 and $31,027. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Tends one or more machines that wash commercial, industrial, or household articles, such as garments, blankets, curtains, draperies, fine linens, and rags: loads, or directs workers engaged in loading, machine with articles requiring identical treatment.
  • Starts machine and turns valves to admit specified amounts of soap, detergent, water, bluing, and bleach.
  • Adds starch to loads of such articles as curtains or linens, when bell signal indicates that washing cycle is completed.
  • Removes, or directs workers in removing, articles from washer and into handtrucks or extractors.
  • May wash delicate fabrics by hand.
  • May mix solutions, such as bleach, bluing, or starch, and apply them to articles before or after washing to remove color or improve appearance.
  • May spot-clean articles, before washing, to remove heavy stains.
  • May sterilize items.
  • May hang curtains, draperies, or blankets on stretch-frames to dry.
  • May brush blankets, or feed blankets into carding machine, to raise and fluff nap.
  • May pull trousers over heated metal forms to dry and stretch legs.
  • May load and remove articles from extractor or drier by hand or hoist, using metal basket or cord mesh bag.
  • May tend semiautomatic or computer-controlled washing machines that automatically select water levels, temperature, cleaning additives, and wash cycle according to type of articles to be laundered.
  • May tend machines that dry articles.
  • When washing contaminated laundry from hospital isolation wards, may be designated isolation-washer.
  • May be designated according to type of articles washed as flatwork washer (la.
Flatwork Washer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Job family population: 209,350

Estimated population of Flatwork Washer jobs: 4,063

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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