Dry Cleaner Statistics and Facts in the US

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.
  • 58.4% of all dry cleaners are women, while only 34.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed dry cleaner is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of dry cleaners is White (61.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19.6%) and Black or African American (11.3%).
  • The majority of dry cleaners are located in NY, New York and FL, Miami.
  • Dry cleaners are paid an average annual salary of $23,557.
  • Dry cleaners average starting salary is $16,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid dry cleaners earn as much as $33,000 or more.
  • 7% 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

Among dry cleaners, 58.4% of them are women compared to 34.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 58.4%
  • Male, 34.2%
  • Unknown, 7.4%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
58.4%
Male
34.2%
Unknown
7.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Dry Cleaner

Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$27,915
female-income
Female Income
$25,756

Dry Cleaner Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
53%
51%
48%
46%
43%
41%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
46.95%
53.05%
2009
46.97%
53.03%
2010
47.14%
52.86%
2011
47.71%
52.29%
2012
47.41%
52.59%
2013
48.12%
51.88%
2014
47.63%
52.37%
2015
46.84%
53.16%
2016
47.00%
53.00%
2017
48.16%
51.84%
2018
48.18%
51.82%

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 solids control technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Chambermaid8%84%
Maid Supervisor9%84%
Maid Housekeeper11%85%
Dry Cleaner34%58%
Carpet Technician90%6%
Solids Control Technician92%5%
Duct Cleaner93%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Duct Cleaner
Solids Control Technician
Carpet Technician
Dry Cleaner
Maid Housekeeper
Maid Supervisor
Chambermaid
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Dry Cleaner Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among dry cleaners is White, which makes up 61.1% of all dry cleaners. Comparatively, there are 19.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.6%
  • Black or African American, 11.3%
  • Asian, 4.6%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.5%
Job Title
Dry Cleaner RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
61.1%
Hispanic or Latino
19.6%
Black or African American
11.3%
Asian
4.6%
Unknown
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.5%

Dry Cleaner Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among dry cleaners.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
61.40%
13.16%
4.43%
18.18%
2011
60.11%
14.30%
4.29%
18.05%
2012
60.54%
13.54%
4.21%
18.19%
2013
60.93%
13.09%
4.20%
18.56%
2014
61.07%
12.84%
4.33%
18.47%
2015
60.55%
12.46%
4.50%
19.37%
2016
60.43%
12.61%
4.28%
19.46%
2017
60.45%
11.85%
4.47%
19.80%
2018
61.12%
11.35%
4.62%
19.62%

Dry Cleaner Wage Gap By Race

$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$26,680
White$27,506
Black or African American$26,102
Asian$27,125
Hispanic or Latino$26,766

Average Age of a Dry Cleaner

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
50
52
Unknown
46
45.5
Asian
52
53
Hispanic or Latino
48
48
White
52
53
American Indian and Alaska Native
51
52

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 74% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Dry Cleaner YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
10%
30-40 years
16%
40+ years
74%

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%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 48%
  • Bachelors, 20%
  • Associate, 15%
  • Diploma, 11%
  • Other Degrees, 6%
Job Title
Dry Cleaner DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
48%
Bachelors
20%
Associate
15%
Diploma
11%
Other Degrees
6%

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Dry Cleaner Wage Gap By Education

$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$27,915
Master's Degree$27,161
Bachelor's Degree$28,743
Some College/ Associate Degree$29,302

Dry Cleaner Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ dry cleaners. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most dry cleaners is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
20%
50 - 100 employees
11%
100 - 500 employees
13%
500 - 1,000 employees
20%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
20%
> 10,000 employees
16%

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.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
4%
Public
20%
Private
73%
Government
2%

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 hospitality, retail and professional.

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Hospitality

Professional

Retail

Technology

Utilities

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Hospitality
14%
Professional
14%
Retail
14%
Technology
11%
Utilities
9%
Health Care
7%
Finance
5%
Non Profits
5%
Transportation
4%
Construction
4%
Education
4%
Fortune 500
4%
Manufacturing
2%
Internet
2%
Automotive
2%
Energy
2%

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
YearascdescDry Cleaner Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
11.07%
2011
10.58%
2012
10.07%
2013
8.55%
2014
7.87%
2015
6.45%
2016
5.87%
2017
5.84%
2018
5.54%

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%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
34%
1-2 years
29%
3-4 years
12%
5-7 years
12%
8-10 years
3%
11+ years
9%

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.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor6.68%
Spa Attendant7.08%
Pest Controller7.15%
Dry Cleaner7.27%
Yard Worker7.33%
Cleaning Supervisor20.36%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
6.68%
Spa Attendant
7.08%
Pest Controller
7.15%
Yard Worker
7.33%
Cleaning Supervisor
20.36%

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%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 69.0%
  • Korean, 11.9%
  • Chinese, 2.4%
  • Japanese, 2.4%
  • Greek, 2.4%
  • Other, 11.9%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
69.0%
Korean
11.9%
Chinese
2.4%
Japanese
2.4%
Greek
2.4%
Other
11.9%

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Where Are Dry Cleaners Located?

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

Number of Dry Cleaners