Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for dry cleaners in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 5,054 dry cleaners currently employed in the United States.
  • 61.0% of all dry cleaners are women, while 39.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed dry cleaner is 49 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of dry cleaners is White (59.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (20.0%) and Black or African American (12.3%).
  • In 2021, women earned 89% of what men earned.
  • 5% of all dry cleaners are LGBT.
  • Dry cleaners are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Dry Cleaner Statistics By Gender

61.0% of dry cleaners are women and 39.0% of dry cleaners are men.

  • Female, 61.0%
  • Male, 39.0%

Dry Cleaners By Gender

Gender  Percentages  
Female61.0%
Male39.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Dry Cleaner

Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$29,974
female-income
Female Income
$26,654

Dry Cleaner Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the dry cleaner position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Dry Cleaner Gender By Year

Year  Male  Female  
201040.45%59.55%
201140.07%59.93%
201239.58%60.42%
201340.65%59.35%
201441.20%58.80%
201538.47%61.53%
201638.76%61.24%
201739.60%60.40%
201839.79%60.21%
201936.96%63.04%

Dry Cleaner Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, duct cleaner and floor polisher have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Maid Supervisor6%94%
Maid Housekeeper9%91%
Chambermaid9%91%
Dry Cleaner39%61%
Rug Cleaner97%3%
Floor Polisher97%3%
Duct Cleaner97%3%
Male
Female

Dry Cleaner Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among dry cleaners is White, which makes up 59.6% of all dry cleaners. Comparatively, there are 20.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 59.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 20.0%
  • Black or African American, 12.3%
  • Asian, 4.7%
  • Unknown, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.4%

Dry Cleaner Race

Dry Cleaner Race  Percentages  
White59.6%
Hispanic or Latino20.0%
Black or African American12.3%
Asian4.7%
Unknown2.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.4%

Dry Cleaner Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among dry cleaners.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Dry Cleaner Race By Year

Year  White  Black or African American  Asian  Hispanic or Latino  
201060.79%13.72%4.44%17.97%
201159.50%14.86%4.30%17.84%
201259.94%14.10%4.22%17.99%
201360.32%13.65%4.22%18.36%
201460.47%13.40%4.34%18.27%
201559.95%13.02%4.51%19.16%
201659.82%13.17%4.29%19.26%
201759.85%12.41%4.48%19.60%
201860.51%11.91%4.63%19.42%
201959.64%12.26%4.73%20.04%

Dry Cleaner Wage Gap By Race

Asian dry cleaners have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american dry cleaners have the lowest average salary at $27,205.
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$27,603
White$28,952
Black or African American$27,205
Asian$29,639
Hispanic or Latino$28,170

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Average Age of a Dry Cleaner

We determined the average age of dry cleaners based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Dry Cleaner Age By Race

Race  Male Age  Female Age  
Black or African American5253
Unknown4348
Asian5355
Hispanic or Latino4948
White5253
American Indian and Alaska Native4753

Dry Cleaner Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of dry cleaner employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of dry cleaners is 40+ years old, which represents 76% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Dry Cleaner Age

Dry Cleaner Years  Percentages  
40+ years76%
30-40 years15%
20-30 years9%

Types of Dry Cleaner Degree Levels

The most common degree for dry cleaners is high school diploma 48% of dry cleaners earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 20% and rounding it off is associate degree with 15%.

  • High School Diploma, 48%
  • Bachelors, 20%
  • Associate, 15%
  • Diploma, 11%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Dry Cleaners By Education

Dry Cleaner Degree  Percentages  
High School Diploma48%
Bachelors20%
Associate15%
Diploma11%
Other Degrees6%

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Dry Cleaner Wage Gap By Education

Dry cleaners with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $31,495 annually. With a Bachelors degree, dry cleaners earn a median annual income of $30,697 compared to $29,974 for dry cleaners with an High School Diploma degree.
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$29,974
Bachelor's Degree$30,697
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,495

Dry Cleaner Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where dry cleaners work. We found most dry cleaners work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most dry cleaners is the professional industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire dry cleaners.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Dry Cleaner Jobs By Employer Size

Company Size  Percentages  
< 50 employees25%
50 - 100 employees4%
100 - 500 employees16%
500 - 1,000 employees4%
1,000 - 10,000 employees36%
> 10,000 employees16%

The Types Of Companies Dry Cleaner Work In

Employees with the dry cleaner job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most dry cleaners prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Dry Cleaner Jobs By Sector

Company Type  Percentages  
Education2%
Public20%
Private73%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Dry Cleaners

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ dry cleaners. Those industries include professional, hospitality and manufacturing.

Retail

Professional

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Transportation

Dry Cleaner Turnover And Employment Statistics

Dry Cleaner Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of dry cleaners changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Dry Cleaner Unemployment Rate By Year

Year  Dry Cleaner Unemployment Rate  
201011.07%
201110.58%
201210.07%
20138.55%
20147.87%
20156.45%
20165.87%
20175.84%
20185.54%
20194.76%

The Average Number of Years That Dry Cleaner Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,131 dry cleaners resumes, we figured out that the average dry cleaner enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Dry Cleaner Tenure

Number or Years  Percentages  
Less than 1 year34%
1-2 years29%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years12%
8-10 years3%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Dry Cleaners with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to dry cleaners.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Exterminator2.07%2,298
Landscape Foreman2.17%13,732
Tree Trimmer3.47%3,590
House Cleaner4.45%74,673
Dry Cleaner4.88%
Spray Technician5.27%30,432
Housekeeping Assistant Manager7.41%80,622

Dry Cleaner LGBT Demographics

Profession  Percentages of LGBT   Job Openings  
Exterminator2.07%2,298
Landscape Foreman2.17%13,732
Tree Trimmer3.47%3,590
House Cleaner4.45%74,673
Spray Technician5.27%30,432
Housekeeping Assistant Manager7.41%80,622

Foreign Languages Spoken By Dry Cleaners

The most common foreign language among dry cleaners is Spanish at 69.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Korean at 11.9% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 2.4%.

  • Spanish, 69.0%
  • Korean, 11.9%
  • Chinese, 2.4%
  • Japanese, 2.4%
  • Greek, 2.4%
  • Other, 11.9%

Dry Cleaner Languages Spoken

Foreign Language  Percentages  
Spanish69.0%
Korean11.9%
Chinese2.4%
Japanese2.4%
Greek2.4%
Other11.9%

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Which State Has The Most Dry Cleaners?

By looking through more than 1,131 resumes, we found that the most popular places for dry cleaners are New York, NY and Miami, FL.

Number of Dry Cleaners

Dry Cleaner Demographics FAQs

How many Dry Cleaner are there in the US?

There are over 5,054 Dry Cleaners in the United States.

What percentage of Dry Cleaners are black?

12.3% of Dry Cleaners are Black or African American

What race are most Dry Cleaners?

Most a are White, with 59.6% of Dry Cleaners belonging to this ethnicity. 20.0% of Dry Cleaners are Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% of Dry Cleaners are Black or African American, 4.7% of Dry Cleaners are Asian, 2.0% of Dry Cleaners are Unknown, and 1.4% of Dry Cleaners are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Dry Cleaner jobs male - dominated ?

No, Dry Cleaner jobs are not male - dominated. 61% of Dry Cleaners are female, and 39% are male, so there are more female Dry Cleaners than male Dry Cleaners in the United States.

How old is the average Dry Cleaner ?

The average Dry Cleaner is 49 years old. 76% of Dry Cleaners are 40+ years old or older, 15% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 9% are between 20-30 years old

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