SOC Code 51-6011 - Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

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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.


SOC Code 51-6011 - Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 209,330 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $12.22 and average Annual Wage of $25,420.

Occupation Examples

  • Drycleaner
  • Launderer
  • Laundress
  • Laundry Attendant
  • Laundry Equipment Operator
  • Laundry Operator
  • Laundry Sorter
  • Laundry Worker
  • Precision Dyer

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