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 Pay Gap For Dry Cleaner
Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Dry Cleaner Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the dry cleaner position over time.
Dry Cleaner Gender By Year
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.
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|
|Hispanic or Latino||20.0%|
|Black or African American||12.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.4%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Dry Cleaner Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Dry Cleaner Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$27,205|
|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.
Dry Cleaner Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||52||53|
|Hispanic or Latino||49||48|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||47||53|
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.
Dry Cleaner Age
|Dry Cleaner Years||Percentages|
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 Diploma||48%|
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Dry Cleaner Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$29,974|
|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.
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
Dry Cleaner Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||25%|
|50 - 100 employees||4%|
|100 - 500 employees||16%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||4%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||36%|
|> 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.
Dry Cleaner Jobs By Sector
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.
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|
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
Dry Cleaner Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||34%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Housekeeping Assistant Manager||7.41%||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