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, fine linens, rugs, and carpets. Include spotters and dyers of these articles.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Laundry, Cleaning, & Garment Services
  2. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  3. Hotels And Motels
  4. Hospitals

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 5,990 8.01 6.10 8.97 16,670 12,690 18,660
Joplin MSA 90 6.75 6.20 7.02 14,030 12,890 14,600
Columbia MSA 130 7.57 6.21 8.25 15,750 12,910 17,160
St Joseph MSA 80 7.94 6.18 8.82 16,520 12,860 18,350
Springfield MSA 470 8.12 6.17 9.10 16,890 12,820 18,920
St Louis MSA 2,720 8.54 6.12 9.75 17,760 12,730 20,270
Kansas City* 1,300 7.34 6.03 8.00 15,273 12,538 16,641
Central Region* 600 7.87 6.13 8.74 16,367 12,757 18,172
Northeast Region* 240 7.45 6.02 8.16 15,491 12,517 16,978
Northwest Region* 120 7.65 6.13 8.41 15,907 12,748 17,487
Ozark Region* 710 7.87 6.14 8.74 16,375 12,775 18,175
South Central Region* 150 8.28 6.13 9.36 17,230 12,752 19,470
Southeast Region* 340 7.01 6.21 7.41 14,582 12,915 15,416
Southwest Region* 140 6.78 6.11 7.12 14,105 12,699 14,809
St. Louis City* 430 8.01 6.38 8.82 16,656 13,274 18,347
St. Louis County* 1,230 8.85 6.16 10.20 18,416 12,812 21,219
West Central Region* 240 7.15 6.19 7.62 14,865 12,880 15,858
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 70 7.18 6.11 7.71 14,925 12,713 16,031

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 7,350 7,790 440 5.99 238 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,020 2,260 240 11.88 78 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 3,620 3,870 250 6.91 121 Outstanding
Central Region* 700 760 60 8.57 25 Great
Northeast Region* 210 220 10 4.76 7 Great
Northwest Region* 250 270 20 8.00 7 Great
Ozark Region* 880 940 60 6.82 29 Great
South Central Region* 190 220 30 15.79 8 Great
Southeast Region* 420 470 50 11.90 16 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 220 240 20 9.09 8 Outstanding
West Central Region* 250 270 20 8.00 9 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)